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Virginia: 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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Ex-CIA officer sentenced to 19 years in prison for conspiring to spy for China

A former CIA case officer was sentenced by a federal judge in Virginia on Friday to serve 19 years in prison, after he pleaded guilty in May to conspiring to become a spy for China, federal prosecutors..
Reuters - 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

Videos for Virginia


Three black bear cubs cared for at wildlife center in U.S. [Video]Three black bear cubs cared for at wildlife center in U.S.

Three orphaned black bear cubs receive care at a wildlife center in Roanoke, Virginia.

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:22Published

Bloomberg, Bide, Sanders Top Poll In Virginia [Video]Bloomberg, Bide, Sanders Top Poll In Virginia

Mike Bloomberg, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are locked in a tight race in Virginia. This is just two weeks before that state’s Super Tuesday primary. The poll was conducted by Monmouth University...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Deputies search for teen shooter [Video]Deputies search for teen shooter

A teenager in Virginia is wanted on suspicion of killing his mother and brother on Valentine's Day and shooting his father.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:43Published

Virginia braces for gun rights rally [Video]Virginia braces for gun rights rally

The top Republican in Virginia's lower house said that any group planning to incite violence at a large gun rights rally on Monday in Richmond should stay home, while far-right leaders of militias..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:18Published

Armed activists rally for gun rights in Virginia [Video]Armed activists rally for gun rights in Virginia

Thousands of armed gun-rights activists filled the streets around Virginia’s capitol building on Monday to protest a package of gun-control legislation making its way through the newly..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Gun rights activists board buses to Virginia rally [Video]Gun rights activists board buses to Virginia rally

Thousands of armed gun-rights activists from around the country poured into the streets around Virginia's capitol building on Monday to protest a package of gun-control legislation making its way..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

Alleged neo-Nazis arrested ahead of VA gun rally [Video]Alleged neo-Nazis arrested ahead of VA gun rally

Three suspected members of a neo-Nazi group were in court on Thursday after the FBI arrested them for possessing a machine gun and planning to incite violence at a gun-rights rally in Virginia on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Warning of 'serious threats' Virginia governor bans weapons at gun-rights rally [Video]Warning of 'serious threats' Virginia governor bans weapons at gun-rights rally

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Wednesday said he would ban all firearms and other weapons around the state capitol building this weekend, ahead of a major gun-rights demonstration expected to draw..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:41Published

U.S. lawmakers unconvinced by Trump Iran argument, set war powers vote [Video]U.S. lawmakers unconvinced by Trump Iran argument, set war powers vote

Trump administration officials failed to convince many U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday that an imminent threat had justified the killing of a top Iranian military commander, and congressional Democrats..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:45Published

More than 35 injured in 69-vehicle pileup in Virginia [Video]More than 35 injured in 69-vehicle pileup in Virginia

Thirty-five people were hurt in a 69-vehicle, chain-reaction crash on a foggy and icy stretch of a Virginia highway early on Sunday, state police said. Roger Fortuna has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

 
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