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With Sombreros And Sidesaddles, Virginia Women Renew A Mexican Tradition
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Alison Parker And Adam Ward: Good Journalists Gone Too Soon
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Reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward were killed by a gunman Wednesday morning while broadcasting live in Moneta, Va. WDBJ7 paid tribute to the two journalists by sharing this image on Twitter. WDBJ7 via Twitter hide caption

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States Fund Pregnancy Centers That Discourage Abortion
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Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell (left) arrives at federal court in Richmond, Va., with her son Bobby for her sentencing on corruption charges Friday. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Christmas Tree Farmers Invest Long-Term In The Holiday Spirit
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Virginia Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie, accompanied by his wife, Cathy, concedes in his Virginia Senate race against the Democratic incumbent, Sen. Mark Warner, on Friday in Springfield, Va. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell leaves the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia with his son Bobby (right) on Thursday in Richmond, Va. McDonnell was found guilty on 11 of 14 charges related to taking gifts from a businessman in exchange for political favors. His wife, Maureen, was found guilty on nine of 14 charges. Alex Wong/Getty hide caption

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