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Politicians react to gay marriage ruling

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Politicians on both sides of the aisle are reacting to Judge Arenda Wright Allen’s ruling that Virginia’s same-sex mar…

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Lawmakers, Redskins spar over team name

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The latest back-and-forth over the Washington Redskins name includes a stern letter from two lawmakers and a new “commun…

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Military pension bill advances in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has taken the first step toward approving legislation that restores full cost of living increases to pension be…

In a Sept. 25, 2009 photo, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds spends time with his son Gus, left, on the road to Halifax, Va., between campaign events. Virginia State Police confirmed Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, that Creigh Deeds was stabbed multiple times and his son Gus, 24, was shot and killed at Deeds' Home in Bath County, Va., during a Tuesday morning assault. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Hyunsoo Leo Kim)

Va. Senate approves mental health bill

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities could detain a mentally ill individual for up to 24 hours in emergency custody under a bill approved by the…