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Election results: Middleburg, Round Hill, Hamilton and Lovettsville

Voters in the towns of Middleburg, Hamilton, Lovettsville and Round Hill elected mayors and council members in Tuesday's elections.

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Mayor Fraser cruises to a second term in Purcellville; three incumbents ousted

Securing seats on Town Council were newcomers T. Chris Bledsoe, Nedim Ogelman and Ryan J. Cool. Two incumbents lost re-election – Patrick F. McConville II and John Nave.

Cruz wins majority of delegates at Virginia convention

Supporters of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz prevailed over backers of front-runner Donald Trump in a fight Saturday over delegates to the national Republican party convention, delegates that could help decide who becomes the GOP presidential nominee.

Trump campaign chairman in Virginia to run for governor

Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, told The Associated Press on Saturday that he plans to launch an official campaign in October.

Significant premium hikes expected under Obama health law—especially in Va.

Expect insurers to seek significant premium increases under President Barack Obama's health care law, in a wave of state-level requests rippling across the country ahead of the political conventions this summer.

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UPDATE: Sen. Black meets with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad

Black's views of the conflict and Assad are at odds with the official American policy toward the years-long conflict.

Virginia Republicans call for special session on rights restoration

Republican leaders of the Virginia General Assembly called on Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe to convene a special legislative session to discuss the governor's recent restoration of voting and other civil rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons.

Sens. Warner, Kaine among Clinton veep chatter

The New York Times shined a spotlight last weekend on Virginia’s two senators in a speculative rundown of who Hillary Clinton may select as a running mate should she secure the Democratic nomination for president.

Here’s what the Loudoun chairwoman’s mother texted her during last week’s meeting

Moms will be moms. Even when their daughter leads the governing board of a 370,000-person county.

Photo Courtesy/Michael Melkonian, Capital News Service

Jurors unmoved by Bob McDonnell’s appeal arguments

As former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's public corruption case goes before the U.S. Supreme Court, three of the jurors who convicted him say they remain certain they did the right thing.

Gov. McAuliffe restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 felons

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, through executive action, will restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons.

Del. LaRock sues Herring over unmet request

Loudoun County Republican Del. Dave LaRock is suing Attorney General Mark Herring for not providing a written opinion requested seven months ago

Virginia lawmakers fail to override key vetoes

Virginia Republican lawmakers failed to override several of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s vetoes Wednesday on coal-related tax credits, legislation related to clergy opposed to same-sex marriage and other issues.

Obama, first lady pay $81,000 in taxes on $436,000 of income

President Barack Obama's income fell to just over $436,000 in 2015, the lowest of his presidency, and he and first lady Michelle Obama paid nearly $81,500 in taxes, according to tax returns the White House released on Friday.

Virginia lawmakers return to take up death penalty, ethics law

Wednesday is the so-called veto session, where legislators return to Richmond for a day to consider Gov. Terry McAuliffe's vetoes and amendments to legislation passed earlier this year.
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