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  • McAuliffe eases voting rights restoration rules for drug dealers

    RICHMOND – Convicted drug dealers won't have to wait several years to get their voting rights back any more under reforms Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday. McAuliffe also said he plans to shrink the waiting period for violent felons from...
  • Unlock a historic stay with C&O Canal Quarters program

    For anyone who enjoys bike riding or hiking, the path along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal is special. Riding there on a recent chilly spring morning, I see the Potomac River to my left, serene in some spots, roaring with foamy fury in others. To my right,...
  • Britain's Labor Party hires ex-Obama aide Axelrod to help in election

    Britain's Labor Party hires ex-Obama aide Axelrod to help in election
    LONDON – Setting up an intriguing election battle, Britain’s opposition Labor Party announced Friday that it had hired President Obama’s chief campaign advisor to help the party return to power next year over the ruling Conservatives....
  • Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan applied to Turkey's constitutional court on Friday to challenge the alleged violation of his and his family's rights by social media, a senior official in his office told Reuters. Erdogan's government...
  • Ukraine separatists reject diplomatic deal to disarm

    Ukraine separatists reject diplomatic deal to disarm
    SLAVIANSK/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Friday they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and would not move out of public buildings they have seized until the Kiev...
  • New home for Virginia big data

    The state is rolling out a new depository for various government data sets: data.virginia. This is the home page. And this looks to be the page where the data sets are available, with more to come, I expect. Much, if not all, of this data was...
  • Trouble for Democrats: More Senate seats are at risk

    WASHINGTON Democrats are finding that their path to keeping control of the U.S. Senate this year is getting bumpier. At least four states where Democrats hold Senate seats that once were seen as fairly safe are now considered in play: Michigan, Iowa,...
  • U.S. to extend Keystone XL comment period, delaying decision: sources

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department will on Friday extend the government comment period on the Keystone XL pipeline, said sources familiar with the plans, likely postponing a final decision on the controversial project until after the...
  • Scott-Bush-Martinez team up to demand Senate pass in-state tuition bill

    Scott-Bush-Martinez team up to demand Senate pass in-state tuition bill
    In a showdown with potential consequences at the polls this fall, a trio of Florida governors joined forces Friday to demand the state Senate pass a blocked bill that would offer in-state tuition to undocumented students whose parents immigrated...
  • Factbox: Algeria's Bouteflika, aging independence veteran, wins re-election

    ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has won re-election for another five-year term with an officially tabulated 81.53 percent of the vote, despite suffering a stroke last year. He is seen by supporters as a symbol of stability...
  • Separatists stay put in eastern Ukraine despite diplomatic deal

    Separatists stay put in eastern Ukraine despite diplomatic deal
    Armed pro-Russian separatists were still holding public buildings in eastern Ukraine on Friday, saying they needed more assurances about their security before they comply with an international deal ordering them to disarm. The agreement, brokered by...