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Death penalty opponents are hopeful this is the year they can convince Virginia lawmakers to abolish the death penalty.

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This week lawmakers gaveled in, and gaveled out, of a reconvened special session. It was an example of how Republican leaders, since losing the majority in November’s elections, have abandoned efforts to pass legislation addressing gun violence.

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The Kaiser Family Foundation says on average kids between the ages of 8 and 18 spend more than seven hours a day staring at a screen. That’s often at the expense of playing outside. 

Here in Virginia, one group hopes to lure children back to the fields, woods and streams.

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Fiona Hill, who served as the top Russia expert on the National Security Council before resigning last summer, criticized Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee for advancing theories that Ukraine, and not Russia, interfered with the 2016 presidential election.

Testifying on the third and final day of impeachment hearings before the panel this week, Hill said, "I would ask that you please not promote politically driven falsehoods that so clearly advance Russian interests."

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About a decade ago, Virginia abandoned the estate tax. Now, some are hoping Democrats bring it back.

President Trump, Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and much of officialdom was "in the loop" throughout the Ukraine affair, a key witness told Congress on Wednesday in watershed testimony.

Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, rejected the idea that he was part of any back channel or shadow effort.

He said he conferred with the State Department and the National Security Council all this year as he and other envoys worked to try to get concessions for Trump from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

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The Global climate strike is galvanizing college campuses all over the country to work for climate justice. A new group at Virginia Tech recently presented a list of six demands to university officials for action.

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The newest exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond takes experiential art to a new level. The museum has recreated a famous painting of a hotel room, where guests can actually spend a night. 

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As the calendar draws to a close, federal officials in Washington are trying to close out the books. And, that’s creating a whirlwind of jockeying for dollars.

Be in the Room When ‘Hamilton’ Happens in Richmond

Nov 19, 2019
Capital News Service

Richmond resident Cat Peddicord never thought a song from the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” would have her sitting in the freezing cold on a Saturday night. Yet, Peddicord and her dad came out to the Diamond baseball stadium to watch selected songs from her favorite musical become a firework spectacle.

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