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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 2019 is over 8.54 million.

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Pharrell Williams Bringing Gospel Docuseries To Netflix [Video]

Pharrell Williams Bringing Gospel Docuseries To Netflix

Singer, songwriter, producer Pharrell Williams is teaming up with Netflix for a docuseries. The upcoming docuseries, "Voices of Fire" focuses on finding talent in the gospel choirs of Hampton Roads,..

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Richmond Mayor Orders Emergency Removal of Confederate Statues [Video]

Richmond Mayor Orders Emergency Removal of Confederate Statues

The Democratic mayor of Richmond, Virginia, Levar Stoney, has invoked his emergency powers to remove multiple Confederate statues in the city.

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Stonewall Jackson statue removed in Richmond [Video]

Stonewall Jackson statue removed in Richmond

Crews removed a statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson with a crane and ropes on Wednesday in Richmond, Virginia, the same day a state law went into effect authorizing cities to remove..

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Richmond, Virginia, Mayor Levar Stoney announced on Tuesday that the city's police chief had resigned after weeks of protests in the city and across the country over the death of George Floyd.

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Black Americans disproportionately die in police Taser confrontations [Video]

Black Americans disproportionately die in police Taser confrontations

When police encounters involving Tasers have turned fatal, Reuters has found black people make up a disproportionate share of those who die. Linda So reports.

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Biden Supporter Says Biden Should Stay In The Basement [Video]

Biden Supporter Says Biden Should Stay In The Basement

Terry McAuliffe is a prominent Democrat and Joe Biden supporter. He told a meeting of Virginia Democrats that Biden should remain in his Delaware home’s basement for the duration of the 2020..

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Boston removes decapitated Columbus statue [Video]

Boston removes decapitated Columbus statue

Activists across the U.S. have targeted public monuments they say glorify white supremacy, using both legal and illegal means to take the symbols down. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Christopher Columbus statue pulled down, draped in burning flag in VA [Video]

Christopher Columbus statue pulled down, draped in burning flag in VA

CONTAINS PROFANITY. Protesters in Richmond, Virginia tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus on Tuesday and dragged it along the ground before dumping it in a lake.

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Virginia Judge Blocks the Removal of Robert E Lee Statue [Video]

Virginia Judge Blocks the Removal of Robert E Lee Statue

Days after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced that the statue would be taken down.

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Unprovoked police officer tasers unarmed black man multiple times in Virginia [Video]

Unprovoked police officer tasers unarmed black man multiple times in Virginia

Shocking bodycam footage shows a white police officer in Virginia using a stun gun on an unarmed black man multiple times. Fairfax County police officer Tyler Timberlake, who appears to be..

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Virginia to Remove Statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee [Video]

Virginia to Remove Statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee

Plans to remove the monument in the city of Richmond will be revealed Thursday by Governor Ralph Northam.

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Virginia Governor To Remove Statue Of Civil War General Robert E. Lee [Video]

Virginia Governor To Remove Statue Of Civil War General Robert E. Lee

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam responded to widespread protests decrying racism. This is after the death of George Floyd, a black man in police custody in Minneapolis. He ordered on Thursday the..

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Northam orders removal of Robert E. Lee statue [Video]

Northam orders removal of Robert E. Lee statue

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Thursday ordered the removal of the iconic statute of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond, saying that statue was "wrong then and is wrong now."

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Spectacular implosion as Dominion Energy tower demolished in Virginia [Video]

Spectacular implosion as Dominion Energy tower demolished in Virginia

A 21-storey building in downtown Richmond, Virginia, was demolished in a spectacular implosion. The former Dominion Energy office tower came down in just 20 seconds. The tower, completed in 1978,..

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Wakey, Wakey: Millions Of Cicadas To Emerge After 17 Years Of Underground Slumber [Video]

Wakey, Wakey: Millions Of Cicadas To Emerge After 17 Years Of Underground Slumber

Cicadas are easy to spot, with their large bodies, big bulbous eyes, and see-through wings. Now, Gizmodo reports a brood of periodic cicadas not seen since 2003 is expected to emerge this year in parts..

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'Stop killing us', protesters chant at Donald Trump [Video]

'Stop killing us', protesters chant at Donald Trump

Demonstrators gathered near the exit of the Trump National Club in Virginia on Sunday as President Donald Trump left the venue after spending most of the day on the links playing golf. The protesters..

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Woman wears hippo suit to safely hug mother in nursing home [Video]

Woman wears hippo suit to safely hug mother in nursing home

Fox Trails Assisted Living in Stephens City, Virginia, came up with the of the idea of using a hippo costume so families can safely hug. Video source: Nick Bolerjack

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Automated delivery cashes in on pandemic-driven demand [Video]

Automated delivery cashes in on pandemic-driven demand

The coronavirus crisis is accelerating a shift in the world of autonomous cars toward delivering packages instead of people, as big players open up a lead over startups in the race for funding. This..

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Parts of NY, VA and MD reopen in patchwork start [Video]

Parts of NY, VA and MD reopen in patchwork start

Less populated areas of New York, Virginia and Maryland took their first steps towards lifting lockdowns on Friday, part of a patchwork approach to the coronavirus pandemic that has been shaped by..

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Former Trump campaign aide Manafort released from prison amid coronavirus [Video]

Former Trump campaign aide Manafort released from prison amid coronavirus

Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, was released on Wednesday from a federal prison in Pennsylvania to serve out the rest of his term in home confinement due to the..

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