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First "Welcome to Virginia" sign at Dulles International Airport

A new "Welcome to Virginia" sign has been added at Dulles International Airport.

Fortune 500 companies awarded Virginia Fairness accreditation

Equality Virginia recently recognized Altria, Capital One, CarMax, Dominion, and Genworth for their commitment to making Virginia’s business climate conducive to economic success by encouraging and supporting diversity in the workplace.

The Congressional Black Caucus sworn in

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) recently hosted the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Swearing-In Ceremony. The time-honored tradition welcomed new and returning members to the Caucus.

Girl Scouts take the cookie program digital

For the first time in its history, girls from local troops will be able to sell Girl Scout Cookies to customers through a brand new national Digital Cookie platform.

'Police deaths not fault of NYC mayor'

A day after two New York City policemen were brutally murdered in a broad-daylight ambush, former mayor Rudolph Giuliani said that pointing fingers and assigning blame, particularly against the current mayor, is not helping an already tenuous situation in the ...

Holiday travel savings: National gas price average cheaper than last year

Gas prices are continuing to drop across the country to the lowest levels seen in the past four years.

Congressmen seek accounting of police tactics and training from DOJ

Reps. Bobby Scott, John Conyers and Hank Johnson sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder raising questions on the role the Department of Justice (DOJ) plays in the training, monitoring controlling SWAT officers.

Judge: Mom who drove kids into ocean was insane

A South Carolina mother was insane when she drove her three children into the ocean and therefore not guilty of child abuse, a Florida judge determined Friday.

New legislation in Congress seeks to combat heroin addiction

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2014 would provide a series of incentives and resources designed to encourage states and local communities to advance a continuum of proven strategies to combat addiction.

"All lives must be valued"

"This is an American problem. When anybody in this country is not being treated equally under the law, that’s a problem. And it’s my job as president to help solve it."

No indictment in Eric Garner's killing

Cops are actually awesome. They are the only thing in the ghetto between this place being the wild, wild west. So this notion that cops are out there just killing black men is ridiculous and I hate that narrative coming ...

Child-credit tax scam exposed

A Virginia woman has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and mail fraud.

Slain 'Mississippi Burning' workers honored, 50 years later

A half-century after their disappearance, Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney were posthumously awarded on Monday the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the highest honor that can be bestowed on civilians — for their contributions to civil rights.

Darren Wilson grand jury testimony, evidence photos released

In an unusual step after a grand jury deliberation, transcripts of testimony that jurors heard considering Michael Brown’s death have been released to the public.

Barry, D.C.'s 'Mayor for Life,' dies at 78

His death was announced in a statement from his family. Barry was admitted Thursday to Howard University Hospital after complaining of feeling ill, his spokeswoman said. He was released Saturday and felt well enough to go out to eat. Later ...

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