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Localities Form “Sanctuaries” to Defy Gun Control Law

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Localities Form “Sanctuaries” to Defy Gun Control Law

A fight that has intensified since the House Democrats took over, Gun control law and the raging anger against the move has prompted hundreds of counties and localities to declare themselves “Second Amendment sanctuaries”. A national movement that is growing against the Virginia House lawmakers and vowing to push back the Democrats. The idea of…

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Rebels Rise as Virginia Lawmakers Ban Firearms at State Capitol

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gun-control law

A political infight between House Democrats and Republicans over the passage of gun control law witnessed a major step after lawmakers in Virginia banned firearms at state Capitol. The decision comes ahead of the pro-gun rally, which is expected to stage in Richmond on January 20. Although unknown how many people would actually come on…

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Ralph Northam Ends Strip-Search Policy After Minor Girl’s Case Surfaces

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Strip Search Policy

The 8-year-old girl who visited her father at the Virginia prison last month and stood at the receiving end of a humiliating strip-search, led the Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to suspend the policy, Friday. The Governor said that he was “deeply disturbed” by the wrong use of strip-search policy and called for an inquiry. Meanwhile,…

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Virginia Dems Continue to Push for Ratification of Equal Rights Amendment

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Equal Rights Amendment

The state Democrats are now pushing to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). With this, Virginia will become the 38th state to ratify ERA, paving the path for a constitutional amendment. The amendment ensures that no citizen undergoes discrimination due to their gender. In the past 47 years, 37 states have ratified the amendment, with…

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Convicted Hacker Jeremy Hammond to Testify in Virginia

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Jeremy Hammond

American activist and computer hacker from Chicago Jeremy Hammond, who also founded the computer security training website called HackThisSite in 2003, was called to testify to a federal grand jury in Virginia on Tuesday. Hammond, who was earlier convicted of a computer fraud in 2013 for hacking the Texas-based Strategic Forecasting Inc., known as Stratfor…

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Gov. Ralph Northam Declares Emergency with Dorian Moving Towards Eastern Coast

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Ralph Northam

As Hurricane Dorian continues to move towards the eastern coast of the US, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has declared emergency in the state. Post the announcement, made on Monday afternoon, the Governor has also permitted the Commonwealth to gather amenities and supplies for the southeastern part of the state. During the announcement, Northam said, “Hurricane…

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Operation Cookout: 14 Million Lives Saved with Fentanyl Drug Trafficking Exposition

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Fentanyl Drug Bust

The law enforcement authorities of Virginia carried out a Fentanyl drug bust, exposing drug trafficking in three states and detaining 35 people. It is of notion that the trafficking might have led to the death of at least 14 million people. The authorities named the entire operation carried out as “Operation Cookout”. The law enforcement…

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Double-A Pitcher Blake Bivens Losses Family in a Tragic Incident

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Blake Bivens

Last updated on August 31st, 2019The American-based professional baseball team Tampa Bay Rays organization’s player Blake Bivens, who currently plays for Double-A Montgomery Buiscuts as a right-handed pitcher, recently met with a tragedy, resulting in loss of his family. The 24-year-old baseball player’s wife, mother-in-law and child were killed in rural Virginia, while his dog…

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Amazon HQ2 in Virginia Causes Exponential Rise in Housing Prices

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Amazon HQ2

A massive surge has been witnessed in the home prices at the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. The prices have risen by $100,000, following the announcement by Amazon to build a corporate headquarter in Crystal City, Virginia. Although the construction of the Amazon HQ2 has not seen the light of the day, still a survey…

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