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Virginia: U.S. 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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Virginia removes requirement to declare race on marriage forms

The US state's attorney-general says couples no longer have to declare their race to get married.
BBC News - Published

Yak loose in Virginia after escaping transport to the butchers

A yak described as "aloof" is loose somewhere in Virginia after escaping transport to the butchers.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Virginia

Donald Trump marks 18th anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks at the Pentagon [Video]Donald Trump marks 18th anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks at the Pentagon

US President Donald Trump has marked the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks at the Pentagon military intelligence complex in Virginia, where one of three hijacked planes crashed on September..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:25Published

Flag unfurled, U.S. military remembers 9/11 [Video]Flag unfurled, U.S. military remembers 9/11

A huge United States flag was unfurled at dawn Wednesday, down the side of the Pentagon that was hit by hijacked flight American Airlines 77 on September 11, 2001. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:35Published

Hurricane Dorian Moves Towards The Carolinas [Video]Hurricane Dorian Moves Towards The Carolinas

Hurricane Dorian's eye is located just off the coast of South Carolina at this time. A hurricane warning is in effect from the bottom of South Carolina up to the bottom of Virginia. Dorian has been..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

NC governor warns, 'Don't risk your life.' [Video]NC governor warns, 'Don't risk your life.'

North Carolina Governor Rory Cooper warns of the threats posed by Hurricane Dorian as it approaches his state's coast, telling residents, "Don't risk your life." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Hurricane Dorian Could Reach Georgia On Wednesday Night [Video]Hurricane Dorian Could Reach Georgia On Wednesday Night

Hurricane Dorian's eye may not make landfall in the US, but "life-threatening" storm surges, rain, and winds are a risk. Dorian, a Category 2 storm, has moved past most of Florida and is expected to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

On Labor Day, Trump Lounges At His Golf Course As Dorian Threatens Millions [Video]On Labor Day, Trump Lounges At His Golf Course As Dorian Threatens Millions

President Donald Trump spent Monday visiting his Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, and tweeting political grievances. This, as a massive hurricane prepares to barrel up the East Coast of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:53Published

Dorian intensifies into hurricane, heading for Puerto Rico [Video]Dorian intensifies into hurricane, heading for Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump called Puerto Rico "one of the most corrupt places on earth" in a swipe at the U.S. territory's leaders as they prepared for Hurricane Dorian - headed for the island on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

Naked running murder suspect caught [Video]Naked running murder suspect caught

An investigation is underway into why Matthew Bernard allegedly killed three people Tuesday, then tried to flee police while running naked through the streets of Keeling, Virginia. Priscilla Huff has..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:40Published

Trump campaign seeks to mobilize women in 2020 [Video]Trump campaign seeks to mobilize women in 2020

President Donald Trump's re-election campaign hosted events in 2020 battleground states on Thursday to mobilize and train suburban women, an important voting bloc that defected from Republicans during..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:20Published

Self-described white nationalist Ohio man pleads not guilty [Video]Self-described white nationalist Ohio man pleads not guilty

Attorneys for James Reardon entered not guilty pleas in an Ohio court on Monday. Twenty-year-old Reardon was arrested Saturday in New Middletown, Ohio on charges that he threatened to attack a local..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Twitter Under Fire: Fails To Ban White Supremacists [Video]Twitter Under Fire: Fails To Ban White Supremacists

With the anniversary of the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, approaching, Twitter is facing increased pressure from a nationwide coalition of civil rights organizations..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Retracing an African slave route 400 years later [Video]Retracing an African slave route 400 years later

August 2019 marks 400 years since an English settler in the colony of Virginia recorded the arrival of African slaves, and Reuters photographers retraced the trail millions were forced to travel in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 03:01Published

Trump claims black support; polls show otherwise [Video]Trump claims black support; polls show otherwise

A black protester interrupted Donald Trump in Virginia, after the president claimed he was hearing praise from African-Americans over his racially-charged comments about the city of Baltimore. Zachary..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

A bug interrupts Trump's speech, again [Video]A bug interrupts Trump's speech, again

A tiny bug, possibly a fly, had the best seat in the house at an event at Jamestown, Virginia, where U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a speech to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

Protestor demands Trump Protestor demands Trump "deport hate" during speech

A protestor shouted "Virginia is our home" demonstrating against President Donald Trump's immigration policies during his speech in Jamestown, Virginia on Tuesday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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9/11 services held in America to mark 18th anniversary

Eighteen years on, ceremonies have been held in New York and Virginia to mark 9/11.
BBC News - Published

Virginia couples challenge laws requiring them to declare their race

In laws critics say hark back to a racist past couples must declare their race before getting wed.
BBC News - Published

More than 330,000 without power in U.S. Southeast from Hurricane Dorian

More than 330,000 homes and businesses in the U.S. Southeast were without power on Friday as Hurricane Dorian skirted the North Carolina-Virginia coast, according to local electric companies.
Reuters - Published

Hurricane Dorian: US braced for 'life-threatening' storm surge

A deadly storm surge is feared from Florida to Virginia, as the Bahamas reels from the devastation.
BBC News - Published

'Old school TVs' left on front lawns puzzles US community

Residents of a suburban Virginia neighbourhood awoke to find televisions left in their front yard.
BBC News - Published

Prince Andrew groped young woman's breast at flat belonging to billionaire paedophile, court documents allege

'I sat on Andrew's lap, and I believe on my own volition, and they took the puppet's hands and put it on Virginia's breast, and so Andrew put his on mine,' says Johanna Sjoberg
Independent - Published

El Paso massacre upends white nationalists' normalization strategy

Two years ago, America’s white nationalist movement stunned the country. Neo-Nazi demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, had turned deadly when a far-right protester drove a car through a..
Reuters - Published

USA Today building in Virginia declared safe after report of armed man

The suburban Washington office complex housing the headquarters of USA Today newspaper was evacuated on Wednesday because of reports of a man with a weapon inside, but a search of the property found no..
Reuters - Published

Virginia police search for armed man at USA Today headquarters

The headquarters of USA Today in suburban Washington was evacuated on Wednesday following reports of a man with a weapon, the national newspaper said, but there were no indications of any violence or..
Reuters - Published

'We have a long way to go:' Descendants of first black Americans on race relations

Four hundred years after the first ship carrying enslaved Africans arrived on the coast of Virginia, the descendants of one of the first black American families say race relations in the United States..
Reuters - Published

Trump condemns slavery in Jamestown speech amid controversy over prior incendiary remarks

U.S. President Donald Trump, under fire in Washington for verbal attacks on racial minority lawmakers, condemned American slavery on Tuesday at the 400th anniversary of the first legislative assembly..
Reuters - Published

Black lawmakers boycott Trump speech commemorating democracy

Virginia lawmakers say Mr Trump's visit is "antithetical to the principles" of representative democracy.
BBC News - Published

Chains, shackles and auction documents: remnants of the Africa to North America slave trade

In late August 1619, a ship carrying "20 and odd" African men and women docked at Point Comfort, today's Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia.
Reuters - Published

What Americans make of Trump 'go back' tweets

Some in the US state of Virginia are appalled by the president’s tweets about lawmakers - but others stand by him.
BBC News - Published

Neo-Nazi gets 2nd life sentence in murder of protester in Virginia

A Virginia state judge on Monday sentenced a self-professed neo-Nazi to a second life prison term for killing a demonstrator when he drove his car into a crowd protesting against white supremacists in..
Reuters - Published

U.S. reverses plans to call Flynn as witness in upcoming Virginia trial

U.S. prosecutors have canceled plans to call President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn as witness in an Virginia trial involving Flynn's former business partner - an..
Reuters - Published

Virginia bans 'deepfakes' and 'deepnudes' pornography

Virginia is one of the first places to outlaw fake pornography created without a subject's consent.
BBC News - Published

Charlottesville neo-Nazi sentenced to life, judge says 'too great a risk' to release

A federal judge imposed a life sentence on the self-described neo-Nazi who killed Heather Heyer by crashing his car into a crowd of counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, after a white..
Reuters - Published

Neo-Nazi who killed Heather Heyer at Charlottesville protest gets life sentence

The self-described neo-Nazi who killed Heather Heyer when he crashed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters after a 2017 white supremacist rally was sentenced to life in prison by a federal judge in..
Reuters - Published

Charlottesville car attack: James Alex Fields Jr jailed for life

A man who drove his car into anti-racism protesters in Virginia in 2017 is jailed for hate crimes.
BBC News - Published

Heather Heyer's parents recount pain of daughter's death at U.S. neo-Nazi's sentencing

The parents of a Virginia woman killed when a self-described neo-Nazi smashed his car through a crowd of counterprotesters after a 2017 white supremacist rally recounted the pain of losing their..
Reuters - Published

Graphic video of neo-Nazi killing protestor played in Virginia court

A self-described neo-Nazi wearing prison stripes and the mother of the protestor he killed at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, watched a video at his sentencing hearing on Friday..
Reuters - Published

U.S. seeks life in prison for neo-Nazi who killed Heather Heyer in Virginia protest

The self-described neo-Nazi convicted of killing Heather Heyer by ramming his car into a crowd protesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 will learn on Friday whether he..
Reuters - Published

Virginia ban on uranium mining upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

The largest-known U.S. uranium deposit will remain firmly under ground after the Supreme Court on Monday upheld Virginia's ban on mining the radioactive metal, rebuffing a challenge backed by President..
Reuters - Published

Virginia Republicans lose in U.S. Supreme Court racial gerrymandering case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed Republican legislators in Virginia a defeat, leaving in place a ruling that invalidated state electoral districts they drew because they weakened the clout of..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Supreme Court spurns Virginia Republicans in racial gerrymandering case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed Republican legislators in Virginia a defeat, leaving in place a ruling that invalidated state electoral districts they drew because they weakened the clout of..
Reuters - Published

U.S. measles outbreak spreads to Idaho and Virginia, hits 1,022 cases

The United States' worst measles outbreak in a quarter-century spread to Idaho and Virginia last week as public health authorities on Monday reported 41 new cases of the highly contagious and sometimes..
Reuters - Published

After massacre, Virginia governor takes on Republican legislature over gun control

Virginia's Democratic governor on Tuesday called for a special legislative session to consider new gun control laws following a massacre of 12 people, but a top Republican lawmaker immediately pushed..
Reuters - Published

Virginia governor seeks new gun controls after deadly office shooting

Virginia's Democratic governor, Ralph Northam, on Tuesday called on the state's Republican-controlled legislature to reconvene in a special session to consider new gun control laws following a massacre..
Reuters - Published

Officials seeking motive for Virginia rampage say shooter was not facing discipline

Officials trying to learn what prompted a city engineer to kill 12 people in Virginia Beach before he was shot dead by police said on Sunday investigators were examining employment-related issues but..
Reuters - Published

Disgruntled city worker kills 12 in Virginia beach resort; suspect also killed

A disgruntled public utility employee opened fire with a handgun on co-workers at a municipal building in Virginia on Friday afternoon, killing 12 people and wounding at least four before he was..
Reuters - Published

Multiple injuries, suspect arrested in Virginia municipal center shooting

Multiple people were injured in a shooting at a municipal center in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Friday and one suspect has been taken into custody, police said.
Reuters - Published

Multiple injured in Virginia municipal center shooting, one in custody: police Twitter

Multiple people were injured in a shooting at the municipal center in Virginia Beach, Virginia on Friday and one suspect was in custody, police said.
Reuters - Published

Asylum seekers say U.S. officials returned them to Mexico but kept their IDs

Virginia, an 18-year-old from Guatemala who is seeking asylum in the United States, had just one form of identification on her long journey north: her birth certificate.
Reuters - Published

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