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Huffstetler calls for independent commission to investigate Trump, Russia

Fifth District candidate RD Huffstetler is calling for an independent commission to investigate President Trump and his ties to Russia.

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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Underwhelmed

Chris Graham talks about his pending endorsement in the 2017 Democratic Party governor’s race, Trump and Russia, and VMI baseball.

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Talking Russia, Syria, cyber warfare with Mark Warner

Is there more to the investigation into Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 election than what meets the eye? Mark Warner seems to think so.

Syria missile attack: Is this whole thing a work?

In case you hadn’t made the connection that the Syria airstrikes mean the Trump team isn’t in league with Russia, Eric Trump laid it all out.

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Tim Kaine on Russia investigation: ‘I can tell you, this is not fake’

When did Tim Kaine have an inkling that something funny was going on in the 2016 election?

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Mark Warner remarks at Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia-election investigation

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner offers remarks at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections.

Uncertainty clouds future of U.S.-Russia relations following Flynn departure

The resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn leaves many wondering what the future holds for U.S.-Russia relations.

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Sen. Warner on Obama administration response to Russia interference

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner issued a statement on the Obama administration’s announcement that it will impose additional sanctions on Russia.

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Forbes: Thuggish Russian regime shows its colors in Baltic

Congressman J. Randy Forbes released the following statement on Russian aircraft provocations against the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea.

Chris Christie would shoot down Russian planes in Syria!

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is banking his campaign on selling himself as the national security guy.


VCU professor receives Fulbright grant to study history of Russian mining town, labor camp

Virginia Commonwealth University professor George Munro, Ph.D., has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant – his third – to travel to Russia to study the history of a small mining town that was once populated primarily by Soviet Union exiles.

David Swanson: The Russian military asked me to publish its propaganda

On Friday, March 20th, I spoke at the University of the District of Columbia Law School in Washington, D.C., as part of a series of teach-ins about peace organized by SpringRising.org. While there, a young man in a suit with a Russian accent approached me.

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UVA conference goes beyond Moscow to examine Greater Russia

Much of the news coming out of Russia is focused on its capital, Moscow. The University of Virginia is hosting an international conference later this month that will look beyond the center of power to Russia’s vast regions.

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Tim Kaine: Keystone pipeline would take U.S. in wrong direction

In remarks on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine reiterated his opposition to legislation that would mandate approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Charlottesville author brings War and Peace to life for American readers

You hear the words War and Peace, and you’re likely to think: long, too long. The classic Russian novel, by Leo Tolstoy, is long, at 1,500 pages, divided into 365 chapters.

About time: U.S., Cuba normalizing relations

Talk about something that was long overdue. The U.S. and Cuba are finally, after 53 years, taking steps to normalize relations.

Virginia Tech student Elizabeth Henry extends holiday spirit to children worldwide

What began as a small family effort for one Virginia Tech student has now grown into a multi-campus outreach program.

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Robert Hurt: We must prevent Iran from gaining nuclear capability

One of the gravest global threats that we as a nation face is the prospect of Iran gaining the capability to produce a nuclear weapon.

Virginia farm products part of nation’s record-setting ag exports

U.S. agricultural exports, including those from Virginia, are at an all-time high. The USDA recently announced that agricultural exports for 2014 totaled $152.5 billion, topping last year’s record $141 billion.

Bitcoin’s prices will be sunk by attrition

Bitcoin (BTC) is about to experience attrition. This means that some merchants who currently accept the cryptocurrency will change course, and stop taking payments in BTC.

Andrei Illarionov, former advisor to Vladimir Putin, to speak at W&L

Andrei Illarionov, former economic policy advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in Northen Auditorium.

WWE apologizes for Russian flag incident

Interesting move today from WWE, which issued an apology for an angle on this week’s Monday Night Raw in which Big Show ripped down a Russian flag flying over the ring to further his beef with Rusev.

Book launch party at Staunton’s Black Swan Books & Music

Staunton author Clifford Garstang, winner of the 2013 Library of Virginia Literary Award for Fiction, will present his new book at a release party at Staunton’s Black Swan Books & Music, at 6pm on Friday October 3.


AAA: Gas prices continue downward trend

The national average price for regular unleaded gas dropped to $3.36 per gallon Friday, which is the lowest price for this date since 2010 when gas averaged $2.73.

Press Conference: President Obama at NATO Summit

Remarks from President Obama at a press conference at the NATO Summit in Newport, Wales, on Friday, Sept. 5.


VCU to partner with medical school in Kazakhstan

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine announced Wednesday an educational, clinical and research exchange partnership with Kazakh National Medical University in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Lawmakers applaud French decision to place delivery of warships to Russia on hold

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) and U.S. Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Bill Keating (D-MA) applauded the decision by the French government today to place on hold the delivery of two amphibious assault warships to Russia.

U.S. needs to continue to push for peace in Gaza

The only solution to the latest flareup in Gaza is a cease-fire that the United States will have to somehow, some way, sell Israel on.

Great Super Moon viewing in the Shenandoah with NASA Ambassador

Skyland Resort and Big Meadows Lodge welcomes Greg Redfern, NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador and space expert, to talk about Super Moon, Space and more in the Shenandoah.

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.

Chris Graham: Different vistas

We’re driving through Altavista this week on our way back from Greensboro, and it hits me. The anxiety medicine that I take when traveling, that is.

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Warner leads group urging Obama to oppose sale of French warships to Russia

In a bipartisan letter to President Obama, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Bill Keating (D-MA) urged the President to strongly oppose the sale of French warships to Russia.

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Tim Kaine statement on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

Highlights from WWE Monday Night Raw in Richmond

Highlights from WWE Monday Night Raw in Richmond on July 14 include the return of Sting (sort of), Bray Wyatt once again getting the upper hand on Chris Jericho, and a U.S.=Russia debate with Zeb Colter and Lana.

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Randy Forbes: Signposts

Our Constitution serves as a similar type of signpost, providing valuable markers as we move forward as a nation. Just as the signposts on the beach, the articles and amendments in our Constitution serve as markers, reminding us of our purpose and place as a nation.

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Warner urges President Obama to oppose sale of French warships to Russia

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Bill Keating (D-MA) today urged the President to oppose the sale of French Mistral warships to Russia in light of Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.

WWE under fire for Alexander Rusev dedicating match to Putin: Why?

Lana, the leggy mouthpiece for new WWE talent Alexander Rusev, has been the subject of criticism from some fans who didn’t like her promo dedicating Rusev’s match at last night’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view to Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Gas prices highest in a year: But is relief in sight?

The national average price of gas this week reached a high of $3.70 per gallon, which was the most expensive price since March 20, 2013.

Heifetz on Tour hits WTA’s Gateway in Waynesboro

Heifetz on Tour is delighted to announce a performance in Waynesboro on Wednesday, April 30 at the historic United Methodist Church on West Main Street.


AAA: Gas prices continue to rise

March gas prices are going out just as they in roared – like a lion. The national average price at the pump rose to $3.54 per gallon Friday, a penny above week ago prices, and 11 cents more expensive than one month ago.

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Warner: Obama needs to raise energy security issues at EU summit

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.) today urged President Obama to use next week’s U.S.-European Union summit in Brussels to propose a joint U.S.-E.U. initiative on energy security to counter Russian President Vladimir Putin’s energy influence on Ukraine and other European nations.

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Warner pushes expedited response to natural gas export applications

In response to the crisis in Ukraine, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.) today announced bipartisan proposals to expedite the U.S. Department of Energy’s review of applications to export U.S. natural gas.


AAA: Gas prices continue to climb

Gas prices at the pump continue to climb upward during an annual upswing motorists have come to expect. The national gas price average topped $3.50 per gallon on Thursday for the first time in nearly six months.

AAA: Gas prices spring forward

Prices at the gas pump continue to spring forward across the country. The national average price at the pump rose to $3.48 per gallon Friday, three cents higher than a week ago, 21 cents more than one month ago, however 24 cents below the same date last year.

Earth Talk: Global warming and our health

Global warming isn’t just bad for the environment. There are several ways that it is expected to take a toll on human health. For starters, the extreme summer heat that is becoming more normal in a warming world can directly impact the health of billions of people.

Bridgewater College Symphonic Band to present musical journey

The Bridgewater College Symphonic Band will present “A Musical Journey Around the World” on Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m., in Cole Hall. The Symphonic Band is directed by Dr. Christine Carrillo, assistant professor of music and director of instrumental music at Bridgewater College.

Hofstra downs JMU men’s basketball, 82-71

Freshman guard Jamall Robinson posted a career-high 22 points and Hofstra held JMU to one field goal in the final eight and a half minutes for an 82-71 win in the Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball regular season finale for both teams on Saturday evening at the Mack Sports Complex.

JMU falls in home finale to Towson, 69-66

Senior forward Jerrelle Benimon recorded 28 points and 16 rebounds and Towson went 30-for-31 at the free throw line to pull out a 69-66 victory over JMU in a Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball game on Wednesday night at the JMU Convocation Center.

Late Ron Curry jumper lifts JMU to 64-62 win over UNC Wilmington

Sophomore guard Ron Curry (Pennsauken, N.J./Paul VI) hit a contested turnaround jumper with 32 seconds remaining as part of his 13-point afternoon to lift James Madison to a 64-62 win over UNCW in a Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball game on Saturday at the JMU Convocation Center.

Delaware wins 13th straight, tops JMU men’s basketball, 81-65

Davon Usher scored 34 points to lead Delaware to its 13th straight victory with an 81-65 decision over James Madison in a Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball game on Wednesday evening at the Bob Carpenter Center.

JMU picks up CAA win over Hofstra, 59-53

Sophomore guard Ron Curry (Pennsauken, N.J./Paul VI) tallied 20 points and six assists and JMU countered Hofstra’s 18-0 second-half run to pull out a 59-53 victory in a Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball game Monday.

National Touring Production of Lincoln and Tubman to perform at Staunton Public Library on Feb. 18

Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theatre company based in Asheville, N.C., will be performing their production of Lincoln and Tubman on Tuesday, February 18, at 6:30 pm at the Staunton Public Library.

Global protests of Russian anti-LGBT laws before Sochi Olympics

All Out, the global movement for love and equality, announced a Global Speak Out to support Russian gays and lesbians and call for Olympic sponsors to speak out against Russia’s anti-gay laws before the Sochi Olympics.

JMU men’s basketball slides past Northeastern, 49-46

Sophomore guard Andre Nation (Plant City, Fla./Faith Baptist Christian) had 13 points and graduate Andrey Semenov (St. Petersburg, Russia/Blue Ridge School) added nine big second-half points as JMU earned a 49-46 CAA win on Wednesday evening at Matthews Arena.

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UVa, Russian experts target drug-resistant tuberculosis

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and colleagues in Russia are launching an ambitious effort to check the growing public health threat posed by drug-resistant tuberculosis, especially to people with HIV, in the Siberian city of Irkutsk.