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Poll: Americans want end to Afghanistan war

Despite polling that Americans think that the Afghanistan War was a mistake and is definitely not worth fighting, the Obama administration is poised to announce its plans to leave 9,800 troops and an unknown amount of contractors in the country after the end of this year.


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Boy Scouts do a good turn on Shenandoah Valley battlefields

Local Boy Scout troops have teamed up with the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF) to pursue scout projects on the Third Winchester battlefield.


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#1 UVa. survives scare from #16 Coastal Carolina, 70-59

A #1 seed has never lost to a #16 seed. That fact was weighing upon East Regional top seed UVa. as it dealt with an unexpected big first-half deficit to #16 seed Coastal Carolina.


Sen. Tim Kaine meets with U.S. troops in Egypt

On the final day of a week-long tour across the Middle East, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine visited the Multinational Forces and Observers Mission (MFO) South Camp in Sharm el Sheik and met with *servicemembers from Virginia.


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Robert Hurt: Showing appreciation for our troops this holiday season

As we gather with friends and family to observe this holiday season and to pray for peace on earth and good will toward men, I thank you for the opportunity to represent Virginia’s Fifth District in the United States Congress. The blessings we enjoy as Virginians are abundant, and I am grateful every day for the natural beauty, the agricultural bounty, and the hardworking entrepreneurial spirit we see all across our great district.