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Northam kicks off statewide investment program at Darden event

Opportunity Virginia will encourage investment in distressed areas of the state. Read more

News

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Local

Become a new Daily Progress subscriber and get a free copy of "Road to Redemption"

We are proud to announce that if you become a new print or digital Daily Progress subscriber, you will receive a free copy of our book chro… Read more

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Crime

December trial set for man accused of threatening local activist

According to court records filed on Monday, McMahon will see a jury trial starting on December 23. Read more

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State

Another delay, cost increase for Mountain Valley Pipeline

The projected cost of building the Mountain Valley Pipeline has gone up by another half a billion dollars. Read more

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State

In a first, FDA approves smokeless tobacco product sold by Richmond company as 'modified risk'

In a first for the agency, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given approval for the Richmond-based tobacco company Swedish Match North America to sell one of its smokeless tobacco products as a "modified risk" product. Read more

McAuliffe joining law firm's privacy and cyber think tank

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is joining a global law firm's privacy and cybersecurity think tank. Read more

Virginia taxpayers must file by Nov. 1 under extension

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The deadline is approaching for Virginia taxpayers who plan to file under the automatic six-month individual income ta… Read more

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National Business

AP-NORC/SAP poll: Some workers changing actions amid #MeToo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barbara Myers started work as an apprentice electrician in 1995, and over the years she learned to shoot back sexual bant… Read more

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Politics

Trump likens House impeachment inquiry to 'a lynching'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump triggered outrage Tuesday by comparing the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry to a lynching, assigni… Read more

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Politics

Diplomat provides House with 'disturbing' account on Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. Ambassador William Taylor, a diplomat who has sharply questioned President Donald Trump's policy on Ukraine, … Read more

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Politics

What Trump gets wrong about war against the Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has made several incorrect or misleading statements about the five-year battle against the Islamic… Read more

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National Business

More choices and stable premiums for 'Obamacare' next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers will have more health insurance choices next year under the much-debated Obama health care law and premiums wil… Read more

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News

Russia, Turkey seal power in northeast Syria with accord

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Russia and Turkey announced an agreement Tuesday to jointly patrol almost the entire northeastern Syrian border after… Read more

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National Business

Brexit in limbo as Boris Johnson wins 1 vote, loses another

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson won one vote and lost another in Parliament on Tuesday, a result that inches him closer … Read more

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News

Canada's Trudeau wins 2nd term but nation more divided

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau begins his second term facing an increasingly divided Parliament and country, with his rock-st… Read more

Sports

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Albemarle’s Savannah Alexander commits to VCU women's soccer team

Savannah Alexander will always have a special place in her heart for the Richmond area after scoring the game-winning goal for the Albemarl… Read more

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Why do teams still kick to Virginia's Joe Reed?

Duke kicker AJ Reed put his hand in the air, signaling that he was ready to kick. He took a stride toward the ball, delivering a blow with … Read more

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Athlete of the Week: Covenant's Jonas Sanker

George Sanker refused to let his two oldest sons play tackle football until they were in middle school. Read more

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Virginia football notebook: Road success the next step in Cavaliers' progression as a program

Virginia’s win over Duke on Saturday moved the Cavaliers into first place in the ACC Coastal Division. Read more

Opinion

Opinion/Column: Warren’s knowledge shows big gaps

Though her fans will probably bridle at the observation, last week’s Democratic presidential debate made it clear that Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, is not really a health-care wonk. Read more

Opinion/Editorial: Protecting free speech

At least the county’s moving in the right direction. Albemarle County’s Board of Supervisors adopted rules last week that slightly broaden its rules on public use of space at the McIntire Road office building. Read more

Opinion/Editorial: City’s idea went just a little too fast

Charlottesville issued a request for proposals for building a new consolidated city office building — and two days later canceled the request. That certainly was the better part of valor, since the project was big and complicated and the turn-around time for replies was short and abbreviated. Read more

Trending

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In surprise turnaround, new analysis finds an Alzheimer's treatment may work

Trials of aducanumab, a promising therapy, had halted in March after they appeared to fail. Read more

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Parents are now using tracking apps to watch their kids at college

As Gen Z grows up and goes to college, some parents are using technology to keep a close watch. Read more

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A Colorado mother who touted her daughter's 'bucket list' is now accused in her death

The indictment alleges the mother caused Olivia Gant's 2017 death, not the multiple illnesses that the mother claimed the girl had and that prompted publicized ride-alongs with police and fire crews. Read more

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Rates for the most common ACA health plans drop for a second year

After defecting from the marketplaces, more insurers are now selling coverage for 2020. Read more

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Google Maps now helps iPhone users avoid speed traps

The company enabled the reporting mechanism for Android users earlier this year.

 

Galleries

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NFL Power Rankings, Week 8: A big surprise cracks the top 5

Each week during the season, Washington Post NFL writer Mark Maske ranks the 32 teams. This week, there's a bit of reshuffling in the top 1… Read more

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Your guide to the 2019 World Series: Everything you should know about Nationals vs. Astros

A last-minute guide to the best-of-seven World Series between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros, including the schedule, rosters,… Read more

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Photos: Southern California wildfires threaten homes, force evacuations

A wildfire erupted Monday near the affluent Pacific Palisades coastal enclave in California, forcing an evacuation of several streets. Los … Read more

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam helps launch of Opportunity Virginia

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Photos: The latest scenes from Dallas after a tornado ripped through the area

A tornado and several violent thunderstorms tore through the Dallas area Sunday night, destroying homes and businesses, lifting debris at l… Read more