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William and Mary Names New Mascot

Posted: 04/07/2010 - The College of William and Mary has selected a griffin as its new mascot. The selection of the mythical monster with the body of a lion and the head, wings and claws of a lion was announced Tuesday at an event on the campus.

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McDonnell Revives Confederate History Month

Updated: 04/07/2010 - Gov. Bob McDonnell has brought Confederate History Month back to Virginia after an eight-year hiatus. McDonnell becomes the first governor since 2001 to designate April to commemorate the secessionist, slaveholding South.

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Suspect in Va. Congressman Threat Not Competent

Posted: 04/06/2010 - Prosecutors have declared a Philadelphia man charged with threatening U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor has multiple personalities and will undergo psychiatric testing.

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Democrats Press Va. Attorney General

Posted: 04/06/2010 - Virginia Democrats are pressing Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and his office for more details about his challenge to the health care reform package.

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Man Dragged Under Bus in Va. Remains Hospitalized

Posted: 04/06/2010 - Police are investigating an accident in which an 18-year-old man was dragged 50 feet by a coach bus. He is being treated at a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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Water Main Break Impacts Northern Va. Commute

Posted: 04/06/2010 - A 20-inch water main on Route 123 in Tysons Corner slowed the morning commute for some northern Virginia drivers. Officials expect the repairs to take at least eight hours.

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Va. Man Arrested in Crash Injuring Police Officer

Posted: 04/06/2010 - Prince William County Police have arrested a man who ran a red traffic signal and crashed into a police car. The man was arrested after being treated at a hospital. The police officer driving the patrol car was hospitalized with serious injuries.

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Human Skull Found in George Washington National Forest

Updated: 04/06/2010 - A Warrenton man and his daughter were out hunting Saturday when they found a human skull in the George Washington National Forest. Investigators said they are surprised by the discovery and say they "don't have much to go off" right now.

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DNA Testing Ordered in 1984 Va. Sexual Assault Case

Posted: 04/05/2010 - A Richmond Circuit Court judge has ordered DNA testing in a 26-year-old sexual assault case. Thomas E. Haynesworth's lawyers requested the testing even though he was acquitted of the crime.

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JMU Raises 2010-11 Tuition 6.7 Percent

Posted: 04/05/2010 - James Madison University is increasing its in-state undergraduate tuition and mandatory fees by 6.7 percent for the upcoming school year.

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Cotton Acres Expected to Grow in Va.

Posted: 04/05/2010 - The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation is forecasting an increase in acres devoted to cotton. The traditional Southern crop could increase from 10 percent to 12 percent this year in southeast Virginia.

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Va. Company Brings Weightless Flight to Dulles

Updated: 04/05/2010 - A company called Zero Gravity Corp. is offering flights that allow people to experience weightlessness like an astronaut, departing from Washington Dulles International Airport.

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Coast Guard Rescues Va. Fisherman

Posted: 04/02/2010 - The Coast Guard has rescued a man whose fishing boat hit a submerged object and started sinking near Virginia Beach.

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Group Tells McDonnell to Quit as Governor or be Removed

Posted: 04/02/2010 - Gov. Bob McDonnell is among several governors who have received threatening letters from an anti-government group. According to the FBI, the letters demand that the governors leave office within three days or risk being removed.

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Cuccinelli Plans New Legal Action Against EPA

Posted: 04/02/2010 - Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says he's going to court over new fuel efficiency rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Live Pre-WWI Ordnance Unearthed at Va. Fort

Posted: 04/02/2010 - Pre-World War I ordnance has been unearthed at Fort Eustis and explosives disposal teams plan to move and detonate the live round on the Newport News base.

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