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Race for governor in Virginia set after tight primary race

Race for governor in Virginia set after tight primary race

Published 14/06/2017

Virginia Democratic governor-elect Terry McAuliffe (R) celebrates with lieutenant governor-elect Ralph Northam (L) at their election night victory rally in Tyson's Corner, Virginia November 5, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Virginia's lieutenant governor will face a former Republican national committee chairman in a November general election to become the state's next governor in a race seen as a bellwether for next year's mid-term congressional races.

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Supreme Court gives Trump more time to file travel ban briefs

Supreme Court gives Trump more time to file travel ban briefs

Published 13/06/2017

U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington, U.S., October 3, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Trump administration more time to file papers responding to an appeals court ruling that upheld a block on a proposed travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority countries.

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NASA experiment to color the skies over the U.S. East Coast

NASA experiment to color the skies over the U.S. East Coast

Published 11/06/2017

A high-flying science experiment may color the skies above the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast with bluish green and red clouds on Sunday evening, as NASA seeks to learn more about charged particles at the top of Earth's atmosphere.

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Trump travel ban fight heads toward Supreme Court showdown

Trump travel ban fight heads toward Supreme Court showdown

Published 27/05/2017

A picture of the travel advisory page of Qatar Airways advising passengers bound for the United States from seven newly banned majority Muslim countries that they need to have either a U.S. green card or diplomatic visa, January 28, 2017 in London, Britain. Picture taken... REUTERS/Russell Boyce

The fate of President Donald Trump's order to ban travelers from six predominantly Muslim nations, blocked by federal courts, may soon be in the hands of the conservative-majority Supreme Court, where his appointee Neil Gorsuch could help settle the matter.

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Trump pledges to move quickly to name new FBI director

Trump pledges to move quickly to name new FBI director

Published 14/05/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to the media on board of Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews before departure to Lynchburg, in Prince George's County, outside Washington, U.S., May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

President Donald Trump said on Saturday he will move quickly to nominate a new FBI director, after he sparked a political firestorm by firing the man investigating possible collusion between Russia and the Trump presidential campaign.

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`Shaving Cats!!??` Virginia police probe seven pet abductions

`Shaving Cats!!??` Virginia police probe seven pet abductions

Published 28/04/2017

Police and townsfolk in Waynesboro, Virginia, are trying to figure out why someone is abducting pet cats and returning them with hairless underbellies.

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All in the family: dinosaur cousin`s look is quite a surprise

All in the family: dinosaur cousin`s look is quite a surprise

Published 12/04/2017

Life model of the new species Teleocrater rhadinus, a close relative of dinosaurs, preying upon a juvenile cynodont, a distant relative of mammals is shown in this handout photo provided April 12, 2017. Courtesy Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales 'Bernardino Rivadavia' Buenos Aires, Argentina/model constructed by Marcelo Miñana/Handout via REUTERS

Scientists have identified the oldest-known forerunner of the dinosaurs and are expressing surprise at how little it actually resembled one.

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Trump seeks to ax Appalachia economic programs, causing worry in coal country

Trump seeks to ax Appalachia economic programs, causing worry in coal country

Published 17/03/2017

Earl Gohl (C), co-director of the Appalachian Regional Commission, is participating in a coding demo with Interapt trainees in Paintsville, Kentucky, U.S. on March 13, 2017. REUTERS/Valerie Volcovici

President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating funding for economic development programs supporting laid-off coal miners and others in Appalachia, stirring fears in a region that supported him of another letdown on the heels of the coal industry’s collapse.

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Virginia governor vetoes bill defunding Planned Parenthood

Virginia governor vetoes bill defunding Planned Parenthood

Published 21/02/2017

FILE PHOTO -- Democratic nominee for Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe stands onstage during a campaign rally in Dale City, Virginia, October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have blocked funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions and other health services.

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Seattle judge set to move forward on Trump immigration case

Seattle judge set to move forward on Trump immigration case

Published 14/02/2017

Tareq Aziz (L) and his brother Ammar Aziz (2nd L), Yemeni nationals who were delayed entry into the U.S. because of the recent travel ban, smile as they are reunited with their family at Washington Dulles International Airport. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A U.S. federal judge on Monday rejected a Justice Department request to suspend Seattle courtroom proceedings over President Donald Trump's temporary ban on travel from seven Muslim-majority countries until an appeals court has fully reviewed it.

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