Post Tagged with: "Virginia"

Republicans concede defeat to Democrats in New York, New Jersey and Virginia

November 8, 2017 1:45 am
Republicans concede defeat to Democrats in New York, New Jersey and Virginia

New Jersey Gov.-elect Phil Murphy (C) arrives for an election night rally on November 7, 2017 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. (Photo by AFP) Despite enjoying direct support from US President Donald Trump, Republican contenders have lost three major head to head battles with their Democratic rivals in the gubernatorial […]

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Angry American protesters storm Charlottesville city council meeting in Virginia

August 22, 2017 10:30 pm
Angry American protesters storm Charlottesville city council meeting in Virginia

Mayor Mike Signer spoke at the Charlottesville city council meeting after activists and residents took over the Council chambers, August 22, 2017. (Photo by The New York Times) Angry protesters have stormed into a city council meeting in Charlottesville, Virginia, demanding answers from officials regarding the response from police during […]

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No reprieve for mentally ill Virginia man sentenced to die

July 6, 2017 10:30 pm
No reprieve for mentally ill Virginia man sentenced to die

William Morva, a 35-year-old dual US-Hungarian citizen who human rights activists say suffers from a mental disorder akin to schizophrenia, is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 9 pm on Thursday (0100 GMT Friday). The governor of Virginia on Thursday refused to grant a last-minute stay of execution to […]

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Muslim girl abducted, murdered outside a mosque in the US state of Virginia

June 19, 2017 10:30 pm
Muslim girl abducted, murdered outside a mosque in the US state of Virginia

Nabra Hassanen, 17, was abducted and killed outside a mosque in Virginia, June 18, 2017. (Photo from social media) A young Muslim girl has been found dead after being kidnapped outside a mosque in the US state of Virginia, police say. Nabra Hassanen, 17, was abducted and later on murdered […]

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US Congressman shot as gunman opens fire on lawmakers in Virginia

June 14, 2017 1:06 am
US Congressman shot as gunman opens fire on lawmakers in Virginia

A gunman has opened fire on members of Congress practicing for a charity baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia, injuring House of Representatives majority whip Steve Scalise and several members of the congressional police force. Scalise, a Republican from Louisiana, was shot Wednesday at around 7:30 am by a gunman during […]

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Bodies found in Virginia raise fears of a gang scourge

March 6, 2017 3:56 pm
Bodies found in Virginia raise fears of a gang scourge

Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler jnr discusses the discovery of two bodies in Holmes Run Park. Photo/Evelyn Hockstein for The Washington Post The remains of two apparent murder victims were discovered in a Northern Virginia park, and police are exploring whether the deaths are related to a resurgent MS-13, […]

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Virginia man charged with attempting to help Daesh

December 22, 2016 10:30 pm
Virginia man charged with attempting to help Daesh

A Virginia man was charged on Thursday with trying to support the Daesh Takfiri group. A Virginia man has been charged with attempting to help the Daesh terrorist group purchase weapons and ammunition. Lionel Nelson Williams of Suffolk, 26, was arrested Wednesday and charged on Thursday, according to a statement […]

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Rolling Stone magazine defamation trial over rape article begins

October 19, 2016 11:01 am
Rolling Stone magazine defamation trial over rape article begins

Author of the discredited article Sabrina Erdely, centre, enters the federal courthouse in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photo / AP The woman who claimed she was gang raped in a now-discredited story in Rolling Stone magazine said the University of Virginia dean who counselled her after she came forward about her alleged assault “did […]

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Donald Trump suggests military members with mental health issues aren’t ‘strong’ and ‘can’t handle it’

October 4, 2016 11:30 am
Donald Trump suggests military members with mental health issues aren’t ‘strong’ and ‘can’t handle it’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says the US military has become too politically correct. Photo / AP Donald Trump told a group of veterans on Monday that some members of the military develop mental health issues because they are not “strong” and “can’t handle it”. “When you talk about the […]

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Court documents discredit Rolling Stone’s UVA gang rape story

July 4, 2016 7:00 pm
Court documents discredit Rolling Stone’s UVA gang rape story

Nicole Eramo who counselled “Jackie” sued Erdely and Rolling Stone for $7.5 million for the discredited gang rape story. Photo / iStock Rolling Stone magazine published a story in November 2014 describing in chilling detail a student’s account of being brutally raped by seven men at the University of Virginia. […]

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Virginia delegate sues to avoid voting for Donald Trump

June 25, 2016 8:30 am
Virginia delegate sues to avoid voting for Donald Trump

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during an event at Trump SoHo Hotel, June 22, 2016 in New York City. (AFP photo) A delegate in the US State of Virginia has filed a federal lawsuit in an attempt to avoid voting for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, at […]

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Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump projected winners in West Virginia primaries

May 11, 2016 6:00 am
Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump projected winners in West Virginia primaries

US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (L) and his Republican rival, Donald Trump Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders and his Republican rival, Donald Trump, have emerged as the victors of primary elections in the US state of West Virginia, media projections say. As polls closed in the state, […]

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Ted Cruz wins majority of delegates in Virginia, Arizona

May 1, 2016 6:28 am
Ted Cruz wins majority of delegates in Virginia, Arizona

US Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz addresses the California Republican Party 2016 Convention in Burlingame, California on Saturday, April 30, 2016. (AFP) US Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz has pulled out strategic victories in Arizona and Virginia, nailing down a large majority of delegates in both states. Cruz won most […]

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Arguments about allowing guns on campuses have been intense since the Virginia Tech massacre

February 21, 2015 10:19 am
Arguments about allowing guns on campuses have been intense since the Virginia Tech massacre

“The sexual assaults that are occurring would go down once these sexual predators get a bullet in their head.” Marilyn Kirkpatrick, leader of the state’s Democrat minority, said: “It is beyond unfortunate Michele Fiore’s response to sexual assault on our campuses is a Rambo-like mentality. To claim that sexual assault […]

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Nearly 4000 black victims were lynched in 12 states in the southern United States

February 12, 2015 3:17 am
Nearly 4000 black victims were lynched in 12 states in the southern United States

Nearly 4000 black victims were lynched in 12 states in the southern United States from 1877 to 1950, an average of more than one a week for 73 years, a new study has revealed. The Equal Justice Initiative, a human rights group in Alabama, spent years researching what it called […]

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