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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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CDC: 1/4 of Virginians Received H1N1 Vaccination

Posted: 04/01/2010 - A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 26 percent of Virginians have received the H1N1 influenza vaccine, which is above the national median.

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Va. Police Credit Facebook Fans for Man's Capture

Posted: 04/01/2010 - Weeks after Virginia State Police created a Facebook fan page, officials said that page led to the arrest of a fugitive. Police found and arrested a man wanted on a parole violation after they posted information about him on the Facebook page.

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Va. College to Examine Its Racial History

Posted: 04/01/2010 - The College of William and Mary has formed a panel to study how the history of the college is intertwined with the history of black people. The college was once a slave owner and discriminated against blacks for decades after the Civil War.

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ITT Announces Layoffs at Roanoke Defense Plant

Posted: 04/01/2010 - ITT Corp. says it's laying off fewer than 45 workers in Roanoke County. The job cuts announced Wednesday affect salaried workers at ITT Night Vision.

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Va. Navy Ship Attacked by Pirates

Posted: 04/01/2010 - U.S. naval forces say they've captured five pirates after exchanging fire with them, sinking their skiff and confiscating a mother ship.

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Obama Backs Oil Drilling Along Virginia Coast

Updated: 04/01/2010 - In an effort to decrease dependency on foreign oil, President Barack Obama said Wednesday he'll expand offshore oil drilling 50 miles off Virginia's coastline. Virginia Sens. Mark Warner and Jim Webb praised the president's actions.

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Fabric Manufacturer to Expand Va. Operations

Posted: 03/31/2010 - Polymer Group, a leading producer of nonwoven fabrics is planning to expand its existing facility in Waynesboro, which will create 41 jobs.

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Obama to Allow Oil Drilling off Virginia Coast

Posted: 03/31/2010 - In a reversal of a long-standing ban on most offshore drilling, President Barack Obama is allowing oil drilling 50 miles off Virginia's shorelines. At the same time, he is rejecting some new drilling sites that had been planned in Alaska.

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