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West Virginia: State in the United States
West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States, though it is also considered to be a part of the Mid-Atlantic Southeast Region. It is bordered by Pennsylvania to the northeast, Maryland to the east and northeast, Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, and Ohio to the northwest. West Virginia is the 41st largest state by area and ranks 38th in population, with around 1.791 million residents. The capital and largest city is Charleston.

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Former VA Nursing Assistant Cops To Murdering Seven Patients [Video]

Former VA Nursing Assistant Cops To Murdering Seven Patients

A former nursing assistant in West Virginia admitted in court on Tuesday to intentionally killing seven patients. Reta Mays was a nursing assistant at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in..

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One West Virginia food bank's most-requested item: Water

In this web exclusive, Linda McKinney, director of the Five Loaves & Two Fishes Food Bank in Kimball, West Virginia, describes to correspondent Lee Cowan the difficulty people in her community have in..
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Former V.A. Nursing Assistant Is Charged in Deaths of Seven Patients

Reta Mays, who worked at a hospital in West Virginia, is accused of administering fatal doses of insulin to veterans.
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West Virginia mail carrier guilty of election fraud after altering ballot requests to Republican

Thomas Cooper admitted to having tampered some of the requests he delivered "as a joke." He did not know any of the voters whose requests he changed.
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Mail Carrier in West Virginia Pleads Guilty to Attempted Election Fraud

Five mail-in ballot requests were altered from Democrat to Republican, federal prosectors in West Virginia said.
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Devin Nunes' winery, yacht clubs, a resort in West Virginia owned by its governor — here's who got PPP loans

The PPP data shows wineries partly owned by Rep. Devin Nunes received loans between $1 million and $2 million.
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Sanders: 'I have a better relationship with Joe Biden than I had with Hillary Clinton'

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Can Jon Ossoff Win in Georgia? What to Watch as 5 States Vote Today

Seven candidates are facing off in a Democratic primary for a Georgia Senate seat. Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina and West Virginia are also holding primaries.
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After 17 Years Underground, Cicadas Stage a 2020 Southern Invasion

The big and noisy insects have started to emerge and are looking to mate in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.
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Coronavirus live updates: Global cases top 5M; new pool rules ahead of Memorial Day; Ohio, West Virginia reopen indoor dining

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world surpassed 5 million early Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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Millions of Cicadas Are Set to Emerge After Developing for 17 Years Underground

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Former Veterans Affairs Doctor Is Indicted in Groping Case

The doctor, Jonathan Yates, worked at a hospital in West Virginia. He was charged with abusive sexual contact and depriving veterans of their civil rights.
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Cicadas will soon emerge in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia starting this month

The cicadas are coming back. The "Brood IX" will appear in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
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'Ask China': Trump abruptly ends news conference after reporter question on coronavirus testing

"Sir, why are you saying that to me specifically? That I should ask China?" asked Jiang, who was raised in West Virginia.
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Here's the latest for Monday April 27th: WHO says virus pandemic is far from over; WV National Guard make althernative N95 masks; Pelosi endorses Biden's presidential bid; Community suprises boy with..
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Closed Hospitals Leave Rural Patients ‘Stranded’ as Coronavirus Spreads

A for-profit company bought three struggling hospitals in West Virginia and Ohio. Doctors were fired, supplies ran low and many in need of care had to journey elsewhere. Then the doors shut for good.
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Family celebrates birthday outside of nursing home

A family in West Virginia took their 6-year daughter's birthday party on the road to celebrate outside of her grandmother's nursing home while it was on lockdown due to positive cases of COVID-19...
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No Cell Signal, No Wi-Fi, No Problem. Growing Up Inside America’s ‘Quiet Zone’

Green Bank, W.Va., is home to a telescope so large that it requires near radio silence to operate, a technological restriction that has created a unique kind of modern childhood.
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Supreme Court Seems Ready to Back Pipeline Across Appalachian Trail

Environmental groups seek to block the $8 billion pipeline, which would deliver natural gas from West Virginia to North Carolina, crossing the famed hiking trail.
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2020 NCAA tournament bracketology: Kansas makes its case for top overall No. 1 seed

Can Kansas jump Baylor for the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament? The Jayhawks are making their case after a sweep of West Virginia.
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W.Va. governor Justice says he'd welcome Va. counties wanting to secede 'with open arms'

In an unlikely bid, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says he would welcome neighboring Virginia counties to join his state.
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Atari hotel, Wienermobile warning, goat mayor's K-9 rival: News from around our 50 states

West Virginia tries to lure unhappy conservative Virginians, New York eyes 3-ounce threshold for legal pot, and more
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Robocalls hit 58.5 billion in 2019, up 22%. Residents in some states get 2 or more daily

Robocalls continued to rise in 2019. While Washington, D.C. and Louisiana averaged most per person, Texas got the most; West Virginia increased most.
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Tighter Food Stamp Rules Crowded Soup Kitchens, Not Job Rosters

In West Virginia, tougher work requirements for receiving food stamps complicated life for poor people but did not result in increased employment.
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American firefighters cheered after landing in Australia to help battle deadly bushfires

The fires started burning in September and Prime Minister Scott Morrison said over 2,000 homes have burned across an area larger than West Virginia.
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Today in History for January 2nd

Highlights of Today in History: WV mine blast; JFK declares he's running for President; Japan captures Manila, Philippines during WWII; Lindbergh baby trial; Annie closes on Broadway. (Jan. 2)  
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West Virginia prison cadets fired over Nazi salute

All the West Virginia cadets pictured making the gesture at a training session have been fired.
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West Virginia correctional cadets fired for 'completely unacceptable' Nazi salute photo

Cadets from the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation were fired after an investigation into a photo of them making a Nazi salute.
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Two states knew about a teacher's sexual misconduct case, but let him teach for 2 years

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The 72-Hour War Over Christmas

The mayor of Charleston, W.Va., wanted her city to be more welcoming to all faiths and people, so she changed an annual celebration to the ‘Winter Parade.’ It didn’t last long.
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'National tragedy': Surveillance, staffing under review after deaths at VA hospital

After 10 patients died in a suspected serial killing case at a West Virginia VA hospital, the agency is reviewing surveillance and staffing protocols.
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What US coal country makes of Trump impeachment

The view from Americans celebrating Veterans Day in West Virginia, which backed Trump in 2016.
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West Virginia home explodes, 2 injured

Officials say a home in West Virginia exploded, causing non-life threatening injuries to two people  
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Clinging to coal: West Virginia's fight over green jobs

For generations, coal has been the backbone of West Virginia, until jobs were wiped out by the tens of thousands. While some are counting on promises made to bring coal back, a new generation is..
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Powerless: The high cost of cheap gas

When the U.S. declared the discovery of natural gas reserves large enough to propel the country to energy independence, property owners in West Virginia could never have imagined how that discovery..
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Bernie Sanders says GOP healthcare plan would "devastate rural America"

In this "Face the Nation" Web Extra, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, warns of the effects the Republican healthcare plan could have on rural states like West Virginia
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Sen. Manchin describes White House outreach on taxes, health care

The West Virginia Democratic senator describes the outreach he's received from the White House on tax reform -- and, earlier, the lack of outreach on health care.
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Manchin says "outside observer" needed to negotiate immigration deal

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, tells moderator Margaret Brennan an "outside observer" is needed because there's a lack of trust on both sides.
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Manchin warns of Russian aggression in the Arctic

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss his recent trip to the Arctic amid U.S. intelligence reports that Russia is conducting secret nuclear weapon tests there.
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Manchin emphasizes "good dialogue" with Trump on gun reform

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss trade with China and gun reform.
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Author Jeannette Walls on "The Glass Castle"

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Jennifer Garner: "I could cry" from the stress of paparazzi

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In the 1920s, a coal miner from Calabria, Italy who resettled in West Virginia coal country opened the Country Club Bakery in Fairmont, and introduced the pepperoni roll, a portable meal that miners..
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Addiction counselor accompanying West Virginia cops on drug raids

Huntington, West Virginia, police have brought in a mental health addiction specialist to combat their city's opioid crisis. 60 Minutes reports, Sunday.
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'$50bn is pocket change': opioid makers on trial in Ohio after talks collapse

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Billionaire governor’s family farms get subsidy

A family business of West Virginia’s billionaire governor has maxed out a taxpayer-funded subsidy program meant to help farmers through the U.S. trade war with China. (Oct. 17)  
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