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Warner, Kaine urge Pentagon, State Department to guard against Zika

Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine are urging the DoD and State Department to take steps to prepare for the threat posed by the Zika virus.


First batch of Hillary Clinton emails released: Why she wants it to go away ASAP

The first word from the State Department was that it was going to release emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that she had turned over from her controversial private email server in January 2016.


Former arms control negotiator to speak at Bridgewater College

Jack Kangas, a former strategic planner and arms control negotiator with the Pentagon and the U.S. State Department, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.


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William Antholis named new executive director of UVA Miller Center

William Antholis, the managing director of the Brookings Institution who has held key positions at the White House and State Department, has been named the new executive director of the UVA Miller Center.


State Department security operative to speak at Bridgewater College Dec. 1

Bridgewater College alumnus Douglas Allison’s security and law enforcement career with the United States Department of State places him at important spots in history.


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Sen. Mark Warner on Senate Keystone pipeline vote

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released this statement following today’s 59-41 vote on the Keystone pipeline. Sixty votes were required for passage.


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Goodlatte: New Obama immigration policy is akin to border surge

A new Obama administration policy allowing lawful permanent residents to apply for in-country refugee processing amounts to a “government-sanctioned border surge,” in the words of Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte.


Earth Talk: Tar sands oil development’s impact on birds

Each year tens of million of migratory birds “overwinter” in the Canadian Boreal forest, a vast tract of mostly uninhabited coniferous woodlands and wetlands stretching from Newfoundland to the Yukon.


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Bob Goodlatte: Russia’s interference in Ukraine must stop

There are several hotspots of conflict across the globe – turn on the news and it’s hard to miss the stories. Eastern Ukraine is one of these.


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How to get and keep attention, support from women

There is a lot of talk these days about the importance of the women’s vote for the 2014 elections. Democrats and Republicans alike are courting women voters — Republicans are working as hard as they can to shed their anti-woman image stemming from the 2012 election cycle, while Democrats are working equally hard to shine as the party that fully supports women’s equality.


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Tim Kaine visits Foreign Affairs Security Training Center at Fort Pickett

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine visited Fort Pickettand Nottoway County’s Pickett Park, which was recently selected as the site for a new Foreign Affairs Security Training Center to train U.S. diplomatic and government personnel assigned to high-threat posts around the world.


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Fort Pickett chosen as site for embassy security training center

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine along with Reps. Randy Forbes and Robert Hurt applauded today’s announcement that Fort Pickett will be the location for a new Foreign Affairs Security Training Center to train U.S. diplomatic and government personnel assigned to high-threat posts around the world.


Keystone pipeline on track for rejection?

The State Department on Friday released its final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The report release begins a critical final stage where Secretary Kerry will provide a final recommendation to President Obama based on this report.