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UVA News: Statement of Rector George Keith Martin regarding Rolling Stone sexual assault piece

University of Virginia Rector George Keith Martin on Thursday issued the following statement regarding the recent story on sexual assaults at UVA.


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AAA: More than 1.3 million Virginians to travel for Thanksgiving

Nationwide, AAA Travel projects 46.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2007 and a 4.2 percent increase over 2013.


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Tim Kaine speech on Senate floor on Keystone pipeline

Sen. Tim Kaine remarks on the Senate floor before the vote on a resolution related to the proposed Keystone pipeline.


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UVA history professor explores origins of Nazi animus toward Jews

UVA professor Alon Confino is intrigued with the stories Nazis told themselves to justify mass extermination.


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Birds and windows: A deadly dilemma

When a bird flew into the window of Becky Schneider’s office at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center last year, the avian ecologist rushed outside and found a stunned flycatcher that flew off shortly afterward.


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Sens. Warner, Kaine sign onto legislation to create high-skill Korean visas

Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine signed onto bipartisan legislation to provide up to 15,000 visas annually for Koreans with specialized skills that are lacking in the U.S. labor market.


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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.


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Hummus company wants Virginia-grown chickpeas

Sabra Dipping Co. has ramped up production in the Richmond area to meet consumer demand for hummus. The company officially opened a major expansion of its Chesterfield County food plant in October.


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Bob Goodlatte: Time to build the Keystone pipeline

You’ve probably heard the old phrase, “good things come to those who wait.” Well, the American people have been waiting over six years for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.


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Record cold infiltrates much of United States

AccuWeather reports record cold temperatures plunged by as much as 60 degrees Fahrenheit across the Rockies and Plains early this week.


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Warner, Kaine offer support for confirmation of judicial nominee Elizabeth Dillon

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine expressed their support for Elizabeth K. Dillon, nominee to the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia.


JMU men’s basketball signs Amelia Academy’s Kevin Roland to NLI

JMU basketball coach Matt Brady announced the signing of Kevin Roland (Amelia Court House, Va./Amelia Academy) to a National Letter of Intent for the 2015-16 season.


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Robert Hurt statement on Financial Services hearing on terrorist financing

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after attending a hearing held by the Financial Service Committee entitled, “Terrorist Financing and the Islamic State.”


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Remarks by President Obama in Burma

Remarks by President Obama after roundtable at Parliamentary Resource Center in Burma on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.


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Press Conference: President Obama and China President Xi Jinping

Remarks by President Obama and President Xi Jinping in a Joint Press Conference in Beijing, China, on Nov. 12, 2014.


U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change

The United States of America and the People’s Republic of China have a critical role to play in combating global climate change, one of the greatest threats facing humanity.


Fishburne Military School honors Navy alums in special ceremony

Charles E. Biele Jr. was reminiscing with two fellow Fishburne Military School alums this past weekend about their experiences at FMS and at the United States Naval Academy.


Video: Fishburne Military School honors Naval Academy Caissons

Footage from a special ceremony on Nov. 8, 2014, at Fishburne Military School honoring FMS graduates who went on to appointments at the United States Naval Academy.


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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum Honors Veterans

On November 11, 1918, President Wilson announced the armistice, or temporary halt of fighting in World War I, and proclaimed that November 11 would forever be Armistice Day in the United States.


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U.S. pork production set to surpass beef for first time since 1950s

U.S. pork producers are poised to ramp up production in the coming year, while beef cattle producers have been paring down their herds.


Professor, student, inspired at Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

If EMU student Jennifer Fawley had any doubts about joining that minority, a recent weekend at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing dispelled them.


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Bob Goodlatte: Remembering those who have served

As we celebrate Veterans Day, I encourage you to remember those who have served. If you know a veteran, take a moment to hear their story and share your gratitude for their service.


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Mark Obenshain: Ed Gillespie ran a strong campaign

Shortly after noon today Ed Gillespie told supporters that while close, the margin in his race for the United States Senate is not quite close enough.


Fishburne PG basketball toughs out 100-82 win over Miller School

After rolling to three easy wins to start the 2014-2015 season, the Fishburne Military School postgrad team took a big step up in competition on Thursday, facing a Miller School team featuring a pair of players getting serious D1 looks.


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Free entry and special programs for Veterans Day at Virginia State Parks

Virginia State Parks will offer all guests free park admission and special programming on Veterans Day,Tuesday, Nov. 11.


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Robert Hurt: Constituent services are a top priority

While people often associate the work of Congress with debates on legislation, our office provides a variety of additional services of which you should be aware.


Army/Navy comes to Waynesboro: Fishburne to host special event at PG basketball game

As a run-up to Veterans Day remembrances and ceremonies at Fishburne Military School, the Caissons postgrad basketball team is prepping for its own version of an Army/Navy game.


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New photo ID requirement will be in effect for all Virginia voters

Virginia voters will have an opportunity to cast a ballot at their polling place between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. today. All voters are now required to show an acceptable form of photo ID.


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Ted & Company TheaterWorks to present Fall Spiritual Focus at Bridgewater College

Ted & Company TheaterWorks will present Bridgewater College’s Fall Spiritual Focus on Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Carter Center for Worship and Music.


VMI athletics director Dave Diles on Air Force Academy job

VMI Athletics Director Dr. Dave Diles issued the following statement on Sunday regarding recent reports that listed him as a candidate in the Air Force Academy AD search.