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Virginia set to elect first female lt. governor after Ayala wins Democratic nod

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Reid Wilson Virginia voters will decide between a pair of path-breakers when they elect a new lieutenant governor in November after both Democrats and Republicans nominated candidates who would be the first woman to hold the state’s No. 2 job.......

Virginia senior channels Ohtani in playoffs

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David Adler MLB – For more and to sign up click here Devin Ortiz pitches, hits walk-off HR in college playoffs n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”devin-ortiz-pitches-hits-walk-off-hr-in-college-playoffs”,”type”:”story”}).parts.2″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”devin-ortiz-pitches-hits-walk-off-hr-in-college-playoffs”,”type”:”story”}).parts.2.data”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”devin-ortiz-pitches-hits-walk-off-hr-in-college-playoffs”,”type”:”story”}).parts.3″:{“content”:”It was reminiscent of when Ohtani was the starting pitcher and No. 2 hitter for the Angels against the White Sox on April 4 and reached 100 mph on......

West Virginia lawmakers to meet Monday to allocate federal funds

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Tyler Arnold, The Center Square West Virginia lawmakers will convene a special session starting June 7 to make decisions related to the allocation of federal COVID-19 relief funds, Gov. Jim Justice announced. Lawmakers will meet at noon Monday and......

Brood X Cicadas swarm across several Eastern states

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Brood X Cicadas swarm across several Eastern states – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Billions of Brood X Cicadas are emerging across the East Coast after spending 17 years underground. While some see the insects as a noisy nuisance,......

Virginia Tech freshman Etute charged with murder

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Virginia Tech freshman linebacker Isi Etute has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder and is being held without bond, according to the Blacksburg (Va.) Police Department. In a statement on its website, the Blacksburg Police Department said it responded to a welfare check at 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday and......

Virginia Tech Football Player Arrested for Murder

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Salvador Virginia Tech linebacker Isi Etute was arrested and charged with second-degree murder on Wednesday and is being held without bond at the Montgomery County Jail, the Blacksburg, Va., police department announced in a statement.  Police responded to a welfare......

Probe finds ‘racist and sexist culture’ at Virginia Military Institute

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Cameron Jenkins A probe into the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) found that the school fosters “a racist and sexist culture,” according to a copy of the probe’s finding obtained by The Washington Post. The investigation was conducted by an independent group,......

Biden to host GOP West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito as bipartisan infrastructure talks continue

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “The President is looking forward to hosting Senator Capito on Wednesday afternoon at the White House, where they will continue their bipartisan negotiations about investing in our middle class and economic growth through infrastructure,” a White House official told......

Terry McAuliffe embraces Biden in bid for second term as Virginia governor

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Inside the Champion Brewing Company in Charlottesville, Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, the former Virginia governor who’s running for his old job, was talking to owner Hunter Smith last week when a staffer handed him a mask for “continuity” with everyone else. ......

Virginia tops Terps to repeat as NCAA lax champs

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EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Matt Moore and Connor Shellenberger scored four goals apiece and goalie Alex Rode made a huge save in the final seconds, and Virginia held off previously unbeaten Maryland 17-16 Monday to win its second straight NCAA men’s lacrosse championship. The Cavaliers (14-4) won their seventh national......

Virginia gym teacher fighting suspension after opposing transgender preferred pronoun policies

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph CHoi A gym teacher in northern Virginia is fighting against his suspension that was issued after he protested against proposed school policies that would allow transgender students to use their preferred pronouns. Leesburg Elementary teacher Tanner Cross was......

Senate Republicans, Virginia business groups support back-to-work incentive

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Tyler Arnold, The Center Square Virginia Senate Republicans are urging Gov. Ralph Northam to call a special session for lawmakers to create a $1,500 back-to-work incentive for those collecting unemployment. The proposal would eliminate the higher unemployment benefits received......

West Virginia governor enlists his pet ‘Babydog’ to help with vaccinations

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Sarah Polus West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) has a new partner in his fight to get his state vaccinated against COVID-19: his bulldog, Babydog.”If you won’t do it for your family, you’ve got to get vaccinated for Babydog,”......

West Virginia Faces Lawsuit for Ban on Trans Athletes

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John Warner, longtime US senator from Virginia, dies at 94 | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here (CNN) —   Former Sen. John Warner, who represented Virginia in the US Senate for three decades, has died, a former staff member told CNN. He was 94. Warner died peacefully on Tuesday evening of heart failure, surrounded by......

Trump Grand Jury, DHS Cybersecurity Directives, West Virginia Opioid Case : Up First

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NPR A Manhattan prosecutor has convened a grand jury to consider evidence in a criminal investigation against former President Donald Trump and his businesses. The Department of Homeland security plans to issue a directive to regulate the cybersecurity of the pipeline industry. And, three of the nation’s largest drug distributors......

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