Under a blue sky a group of singers on stage, in black shirts, sing behind a man with a microphone in a baseball cap.
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“How many people are celebrating Juneteenth for the first time today?” the performer on stage asked. At Henrico County’s Dorey Park, several concertgoers raised their hands. The Elebga Folklore Society, the performers, have been celebrating Juneteenth for over 25 years, but many other Virginians have not.

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Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin won't be the only names on the ballot for governor.

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Thousands of Virginians with unpaid medical bills are having those debts wiped out.

And people in several Virginia counties are being asked not to feed wild birds.

A gloved hand delivers a vaccine into the arm of a boy wearing a black bandana, sunglasses, and earphones.
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Orders for vaccines and child immunizations have dropped during the pandemic, according to a nurse supervisor with the Richmond and Henrico Health Districts.

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Machine learning has allowed video producers to create images that look real but are actually fakes, and viewers can’t often tell when they’re being tricked.  Now, two students from the University of Virginia have come up with a way to spot bogus video.

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The head of the US House Agriculture Committee said the committee would push to permanently fund scholarships for Historically Black Colleges and Universities that received funding from the farm bill, which expires in 2023.

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Fewer people are attending religious services across the country. But new data from the University of Virginia shows a surprising amount of diversity in rural parts of the Commonwealth.

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With Caitlin Jenner running for governor in California and others moving into prominent, public roles, you might think many of the hurdles facing transgender people have been overcome. 

But many remain and that’s why two people in Charlottesville are speaking out during this Pride Month, calling for greater understanding of and services for transgender people. 


The federal government is about to spend millions of dollars to rescue Virginia schools. So how will all that money be spent?

Updated June 16, 2021 at 3:46 PM ET

President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Geneva Wednesday. Here's what you need to know:

  • The closed-door meeting, which began at about 7:45 a.m. ET, lasted 3 hours, 21 minutes, shorter than the White House had projected.
  • They held separate news conferences with Putin going first.
  • Putin described the meeting as "constructive."
  • Biden said he did what he came to do.


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