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For-profit colleges under scrutiny as students default on loans
May 10,2017

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently rolled back several Obama-era initiatives that would increase protections for student loan borrowers and curtail loan servicer misconduct.

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New Munitions Facility May Reduce Pollution
May 10,2017

After 80 years of service, the U.S. Army Radford Ammunition's nitrocellulose facility is set to retire, and a more modern facility will take its place.


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35 million pounds of toxic chemicalss released into Virginia's environment
May 10,2017

Factories, power plants and other facilities in Virginia released about 35 million pounds of toxic chemicals into the state’s water, air and land in 2015, according to the U.S. Environmental

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Appeals court hears suit against Trump's travel ban
May 09,2017

A panel of 13 federal judges on Monday interrogated lawyers for President Donald Trump and plaintiffs challenging his revised executive order banning travel from six Muslim-majority countries.


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ICE activity in Virginia spikes under Trump
May 05,2017

The Trump administration’s immigration policy has left a cloud hanging over the heads of many undocumented immigrants living in Virginia.

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Religion influences politics but in different ways
May 05,2017

Religion plays a role in legislation involving everything from firearms to health care to marriage in the Virginia General Assembly. Like their constituents, the vast majority of legislators are Christian.

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Before they vote, Virginia legislators pray
May 05,2017

"May your will be done, dear Lord, this day and each day by these, your servants," said the Rev. Wallace Adams-Riley. "I pray that at the conclusion of this gathering that all matters whether confirmed, completed or channeled

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Polarization over guns leads to surge in legislation
May 03,2017

The 2016 presidential election was one of the most polarizing election cycles in recent memory, as people on both sides of the aisle expressed distaste for the opposing party’s candidate




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