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Virginia: State in the United States
Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city, and Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision. The Commonwealth's estimated population as of 2018 is over 8.5 million.

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Thousands attend pro-gun rally in Virginia, protest peaceful despite tensions

Several thousand gun rights supporters rallied peacefully Monday near the Virginia state Capitol under heavy security to protest new proposed gun control legislation.
France 24 - Published

Pro-gun rally in Virginia ends peacefully

Pro-gun rally in Virginia ends peacefully  
USATODAY.com - Published

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Virginia braces for gun rights rally [Video]Virginia braces for gun rights rally

The top Republican in Virginia's lower house said that any group planning to incite violence at a large gun rights rally on Monday in Richmond should stay home, while far-right leaders of militias..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:18Published

Armed activists rally for gun rights in Virginia [Video]Armed activists rally for gun rights in Virginia

Thousands of armed gun-rights activists filled the streets around Virginia’s capitol building on Monday to protest a package of gun-control legislation making its way through the newly..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Gun rights activists board buses to Virginia rally [Video]Gun rights activists board buses to Virginia rally

Thousands of armed gun-rights activists from around the country poured into the streets around Virginia's capitol building on Monday to protest a package of gun-control legislation making its way..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

Alleged neo-Nazis arrested ahead of VA gun rally [Video]Alleged neo-Nazis arrested ahead of VA gun rally

Three suspected members of a neo-Nazi group were in court on Thursday after the FBI arrested them for possessing a machine gun and planning to incite violence at a gun-rights rally in Virginia on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Warning of 'serious threats' Virginia governor bans weapons at gun-rights rally [Video]Warning of 'serious threats' Virginia governor bans weapons at gun-rights rally

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Wednesday said he would ban all firearms and other weapons around the state capitol building this weekend, ahead of a major gun-rights demonstration expected to draw..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:41Published

U.S. lawmakers unconvinced by Trump Iran argument, set war powers vote [Video]U.S. lawmakers unconvinced by Trump Iran argument, set war powers vote

Trump administration officials failed to convince many U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday that an imminent threat had justified the killing of a top Iranian military commander, and congressional Democrats..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:45Published

More than 35 injured in 69-vehicle pileup in Virginia [Video]More than 35 injured in 69-vehicle pileup in Virginia

Thirty-five people were hurt in a 69-vehicle, chain-reaction crash on a foggy and icy stretch of a Virginia highway early on Sunday, state police said. Roger Fortuna has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Dozens Injured, Hospitalized In 63-Vehicle Pileup On Virginia Highway [Video]Dozens Injured, Hospitalized In 63-Vehicle Pileup On Virginia Highway

Thirty-five people were hurt in a 63-vehicle, chain-reaction crash in Virginia on Sunday. Reuters reports the incident took place on a foggy and icy stretch of highway early Sunday morning. Authorities..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Yeah, No: Chinese Diplomats Expelled For 'Accidentally' Driving Onto Sensitive US Military Base [Video]Yeah, No: Chinese Diplomats Expelled For 'Accidentally' Driving Onto Sensitive US Military Base

Two Chinese diplomats were quietly expelled from the US after breaching a Virginia military base in September. Business Insider reports the incident appears to be the first instance of suspected..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

 

Gun owners, rights supporters protest in Virginia for passing gun-control legislation

A peaceful rally was formed at Virginia's capitol by gun owners and rights supporters to protest the possible passing of gun-control legislation.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Virginia gun rally: US gun-rights activists rally in their thousands

After new gun laws were proposed in the state of Virginia, protesters had their firearms on open display.
BBC News - Published

Thousands of armed U.S. gun rights activists join peaceful Virginia rally

More than 18,000 armed gun-rights activists peacefully filled the streets around Virginia's capitol building on Monday to protest gun-control legislation making its way through the newly..
Reuters - Published

Virginia gun rally: Thousands converge on Richmond

Greater restrictions on gun laws in the US state have angered pro-gun activists.
BBC News - Published

Armed U.S. gun rights activists rally against proposed Virginia gun laws

Thousands of armed gun-rights activists filled the streets around Virginia's capitol building on Monday to protest a package of gun-control legislation making its way through the newly..
Reuters - Published

Thousands rally for gun rights in Virginia amid heavy security

Hundreds of gun rights supporters were expected to gather at Virginia's Capitol in Richmond for a rally that state leaders fear could turn violent.
USATODAY.com - Published

Heather Heyer's mom: I own guns and think Virginia Democrats are going too far

Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, the Virginia woman killed at a white supremacist rally, doesn't back proposed gun restrictions in Virginia.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Virginia gun rally draws thousands in support of the Second Amendment

Thousands of gun owners, descended on Richmond on Monday amid a fierce battle over Virginia's gun laws.
USATODAY.com - Published

Thousands of armed activists gather at Virginia's pro-gun rally

Thousands of armed pro-gun activists from across the United States rallied outside Virginia's capitol building on Monday to protest new restrictions proposed by state lawmakers, with authorities..
Reuters - Published

AP Top Stories January 20 A

Here's the latest for Monday January 20th: Richmond, Virginia prepares for gun rights rally; Two police officers killed in Honolulu; Shooting outside Kansas City bar leaves 2 dead, more than a dozen..
USATODAY.com - Published

Militia leaders warn Virginia gun rally could get violent

A pro-gun rally expected to draw thousands around Virginia's capitol building on Monday has authorities bracing for violence, but it also marks shifting battle lines in the U.S. gun debate.
Reuters - Published

Virginia gun rally: What's behind the battle over gun control descending on Richmond

Thousands plan to attend a gun rights rally in Richmond, but the movement driving it has been growing for months. Here's what we know.
USATODAY.com - Published

MLK Day, Virginia gun rights rally, SAG Awards: 5 things to know Monday

Civil rights hero Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored, the Australian Open begins and more things you need to know Monday.
USATODAY.com - Published

Virginia gun rally: Authorities gear up for unrest in Richmond

Thousands are expected to take part in the Richmond rally, which authorities fear could turn violent.
BBC News - Published

Virginia declares state of emergency ahead of gun rally

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency ahead of a gun-rights rally.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Vows of peace, fears of violence at Virginia gun rally

The top Republican in Virginia's lower house said that any group planning to incite violence at a large gun rights rally on Monday in Richmond should stay home, while far-right leaders of militias..
Reuters - Published

Remains of fallen paratrooper return home to Fort Bragg

Staff Sgt. Ian McLaughlin, 29, of Newport News, Virginia, was killed Jan. 11 by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.
USATODAY.com - Published

Virginia's top House Republican warns "white supremacist garbage" to stay away from gun rally

Virginia's House Republican leader said on Saturday that white supremacists and any other groups trying to spread "hate, violence, or civil unrest" were not welcome at a pro-gun rally in the state's..
Reuters - Published

Angered by weapons ban, organizers urge thousands to attend Virginia gun rally

Organizers of a Virginia gun rally urged thousands of people to attend Monday's event protesting Democrats' push to stiffen the state's gun laws after its top court upheld the governor's emergency ban..
Reuters - Published

Trump on Virginia Gun Dispute: 2nd Amendment ‘Under Very Serious Attack’

The president weighed in before thousands were expected to gather in Virginia’s capital for a gun rights rally.
NYTimes.com - Published

What Did Virginia Learn From Charlottesville?

By banning weapons and closing entrances, state and local officials in Richmond are trying to avoid a repeat of the deadly clash in Charlottesville.
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump: Second Amendment under 'serious attack' in Virginia

President Donald Trump said on Friday that the U.S. Constitution was being attacked in the state of Virginia, where lawmakers have been moving to enact tougher gun laws and arms enthusiasts are..
Reuters - Published

Ahead of tinder box Virginia gun rally, Trump says Constitution under attack

President Donald Trump took aim at Virginia Democrats and their push to stiffen the state's gun laws, saying that the U.S. Constitution was under attack just as thousands of armed militia members began..
Reuters - Published

Ahead of rally, Virginia Senate acts, gun-control activists report threats

President Donald Trump said on Friday that the U.S. Constitution was being attacked in the state of Virginia, where lawmakers have been moving to enact tougher gun laws and arms enthusiasts are..
Reuters - Published

Trump criticizes Virginia gun control measures, says rights under 'attack'

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that the United States' Constitution, which gives Americans the right to keep and bear firearms, was being attacked in the state of Virginia.
Reuters - Published

Three more suspected neo-Nazis arrested before Virginia gun rights rally, reports say

Three Georgia men were arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit murder and participating in a criminal street gang tied to The Base, reports say.
USATODAY.com - Published

Virginia Capital on Edge as F.B.I. Arrests Suspected Neo-Nazis Before Gun Rally

The three men had obtained guns and discussed traveling to Virginia for protests against new gun control measures, officials said.
NYTimes.com - Published

Virginia state of emergency, LSU football team visits the White House, winter weather: 5 things to know Friday

Winter weather could cause travel headaches across the country, LSU football team visits the White House and more things to start your Friday right.
USATODAY.com - Published

Alleged neo-Nazis caught with assault rifle charged ahead of Virginia gun rally

Three suspected members of a neo-Nazi group appeared in a Maryland court on Thursday to face federal charges after the FBI arrested them for carrying an assault rifle and planning to incite violence at..
Reuters - Published

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