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The Daily Progress - Morning


Council sets vote on Jefferson’s birthday as a city holiday

At Monday’s meeting, the majority of councilors favored recognizing only March 3 as Liberation and Freedom Day, not March 4, as well.

Albemarle to consider plan replacing Jefferson's birthday with floating holiday

The change is considered a potential boost to customer service and employee choice. Read more

$13.5M gift to help build, operate Boys & Girls facility

The new youth activities and education center could open next to Jack Jouett Middle School by the first day of school in 2021. Read more

U.S. Supreme Court dismisses Va. House GOP's appeal in racial gerrymandering case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a GOP appeal in Virginia's long-running racial gerrymandering case, allowing a redrawn House of Delegates map to stand for the 2019 election cycle. Read more

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Virginia's right to ban uranium mining

Virginia Uranium wants to mine raw uranium ore at a site that contains about 119 million pounds of uranium ore, but Virginia law has barred uranium mining for more than 30 years. Read more

Greene authorities arrest Fredericksburg man accused of terrorist threat

Wanted by Spotsylvania County authorities, Phillip Lee Dabney, 56, was arrested by Greene County authorities on Monday and charged with committing acts of terrorism. Read more

Fields to be sentenced in federal court June 28

On March 27, Fields pleaded guilty to the 29 counts of hate-related crimes in exchange for a life sentence and the government not seeking the death penalty.  Read more

Mountain Valley Pipeline will take longer and cost more to complete, company says

Builders of the Mountain Valley Pipeline may have found a way to cross the Appalachian Trail, but it will delay the project’s completion until the middle of next year and increase its cost to as much as $5 billion. Read more

Kaine, Stoney hold roundtable in Richmond on guns ahead of July state legislative session

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. and Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney were among officials who met activists, police and community leaders in Richmond Monday morning to discuss gun violence ahead of a July 9 special session of the Virginia General Assembly. Read more


Trump threatens to deport millions living in US illegally beginning next week

"They will be removed as fast as they come in," he wrote. Read more

AP Explains: What's behind Libra, Facebook's new digital currency?

Here's a look at Libra and other cryptocurrencies. Read more

Photos: The best of the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards show

The 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards show was taped Saturday in Santa Monica, California, and aired Monday night. Here are some of the biggest … Read more

Photos: The scene from Orlando ahead of Trump's 2020 re-election kickoff

Trump is set to formally announce his 2020 bid on Tuesday at a rally in Orlando, Florida, where advisers said he aims to connect the dots b… Read more