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Quake-damaged Washington Monument may remain closed into 2014updated: Mon Jul 09 2012 17:25:00

The Washington Monument will remain closed for repairs for at least another year and possibly into 2014, National Park Service officials said Monday.

Officials: Past 12 months warmest ever for U.S. updated: Mon Jul 09 2012 14:17:00

The mainland United States, which was largely recovering Monday from a near-nationwide heat wave, has experienced the warmest 12-month period since record-keeping began in 1895, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday.

Heat wave beginning to breakupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 14:17:00

Sarah Dillingham shows the cooler temps on the way with a passing front, but also discusses the threat of severe storms.

2012 bellwether emerges in central Virginiaupdated: Thu May 17 2012 12:22:00

Strategists for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney don't see eye to eye on much, but they do agree on this: It's tough to envision a path to the White House that doesn't include Virginia.

Election could swing in swingy D.C. suburbsupdated: Wed May 02 2012 06:29:00

President Barack Obama arrives in Richmond this weekend for his first official campaign visit to the battleground state of Virginia, a hyped rally that is mobilizing both Republican and Democratic ground troops for the general election.

Clinton becoming key Obama cheerleaderupdated: Wed May 02 2012 06:29:00

After four years, former President Bill Clinton has morphed into President Obama's key supporter among swing voters.

Undercover funeral home sting turns up 'significant violations'updated: Thu Apr 19 2012 21:21:00

An undercover investigation by the Federal Trade Commission found funeral homes nationwide deceived customers into making purchases they weren't required to make and failed to give up-front pricing to customers. Andy Glockner: Bubble Watch: Who's in, who's out hours before NCAA selection showupdated: Sun Mar 11 2012 16:21:00

In this, the craziest of all bubble seasons, no one around the cutline is completely safe. This year, more than any other, you could see a slew of misses from national projections. Too many mediocre teams to fill too many available bracket slots mean it's anyone's guess what the committee will do. Here's my guess after the 1 p.m. games, where St. Bonaventure's nabbed the A-10 title and pushed an at-large team out of the field:

Long-lost identities of slaves uncoveredupdated: Mon Feb 06 2012 15:10:00

Athena Jones digs into a new online slavery archive that helps build African-American family histories.

Long-lost identities of slaves uncovered in old Virginia papersupdated: Mon Feb 06 2012 15:10:00

A historical society in Virginia, where slavery began in the American colonies in 1619, has discovered the identities of 3,200 slaves from unpublished private documents, providing new information for today's descendants in a first-of-its-kind online database, society officials say.

Allergy kills Virginia girl at schoolupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 10:35:00

The death of a 7-year-old Virginia girl from a suspected peanut allergy at school has raised questions about how prepared school officials are to handle sudden reactions in children.

Child with peanut allergy dies in schoolupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 10:35:00

A girl dies after suffering from a peanut allergy in school, but the school and mom have different stories to tell.

'Super Vigil' rallies to support the poor as federal budget cuts loomupdated: Sun Nov 20 2011 23:06:00

Just hours after Republican and Democratic aides confirmed to CNN that the so-called super committee will likely fail to reach a bipartisan deficit reduction deal, a national prayer vigil was held in Lafayette Park near the White House.

Report calls for sharply reducing juvenile incarcerationupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 01:19:00

Locking juvenile offenders behind bars is costly and largely ineffective, according to a report released Tuesday by an advocacy group that favors alternatives to youth detention. Lars Anderson: Race at Dover could determine Tony Stewart's title chancesupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 12:43:00

For Tony Stewart, the key to his entire Chase may very well take place Sunday afternoon at Dover -- his self-described weakest track in the 10-race playoffs. Bruce Martin: Five things we learned at Richmondupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 14:19:00

RICHMOND, Va. -- The "Race to the Chase" started way back in February with Trevor Bayne's stunning upset victory in the Daytona 500 and finally concluded 26 races later with Kevin Harvick winning Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.

CNNMoney: Power restored to nuclear plant after quakeupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 10:50:00

Two nuclear reactors at the North Anna power plant outside Richmond, Va. regained offsite power Wednesday after losing it as the result of the earthquake Tuesday, the plant's owner Dominion Virginia Power told CNN.

CNN producer near earthquake epicenterupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 22:47:00

A CNN producer in Virginia describes feeling the initial shock from an earthquake near Richmond, Virginia.

Earthquake jolts millions on East Coast: 'This felt big'updated: Tue Aug 23 2011 22:47:00

Confusion and then an uneasy calm.

CNNMoney: Quake shuts nuclear power plant in Virginiaupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 16:59:00

Two nuclear reactors at the North Anna power plant outside Richmond, Va. have shut down as a result of the earthquake Tuesday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said. Bruce Martin: History shows if you're late to the Chase, your title hopes are slimupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 13:35:00

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- History hasn't been kind to the last drivers to make the Chase field. Since the Chase expanded to 12 teams in 2007, no late clincher has finished better than sixth in the final standings and several of them have finished dead last. With the addition of the Chase wild card, several drivers are still vying for a spot in the playoff with only three races remaining. Do any of them have a shot at the title or will the race just to make the Chase ruin their chances?

Federal government investigates bus crash that kills 4updated: Tue May 31 2011 18:58:00

Four passengers were killed and 54 injured Tuesday when an interstate bus ran off the road and overturned on the side of I-95 in Caroline County, Virginia, according to state police.

CNNMoney: A housing career goes from bust to boomupdated: Wed May 18 2011 16:23:00

When Ed Solarz graduated from college just a few years ago, he was drawn to one industry with lots of potential: home building.

Appellate court set for health care reviewupdated: Mon May 09 2011 16:36:00

A federal court in Richmond, Virginia, is scheduled to conduct the nation's first appellate review of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul Tuesday, giving the controversial legislation a major legal test. Bruce Martin: Kyle Busch fueled to victory; international feud brews; more notesupdated: Sun May 01 2011 01:53:00

RICHMOND, Va. -- It was a "Saturday Night at the Short Track" for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the Crown Royal Presents the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400. That meant plenty of fender-banging, temper-flaring, hard-racing action around Richmond International Raceway.

Man sentenced for threatening Cantorupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 19:25:00

A Philadelphia man was sentenced Thursday to 24 months in prison for threatening to kill the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, prosecutors said.

ATF agent charged in 20-count indictmentupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 18:39:00

An agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been charged with a variety of crimes he allegedly committed while on the job, including selling cigarettes that were part of undercover tobacco investigations, according to the Justice Department.

Feds indict 22 in alleged fake document ringupdated: Thu Feb 24 2011 16:45:00

Twenty-two people allegedly involved in a "highly sophisticated and violent" Mexico-based ring that sold fake documents in the United States were indicted by a federal grand jury in Richmond, Virginia, federal officials said Thursday.

No expedited high court review of health care ruling, source saysupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 15:01:00

The Justice Department has decided not to seek an expedited Supreme Court review of a ruling striking down the "individual mandate" provision in the sweeping health care reform bill, a government source told CNN Friday.

CNNMoney: DOT: Three-hour delays dwindle on runwaysupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 14:32:00

The tarmac rule imposed earlier this year seems to have had the desired affect -- with only one delay exceeding three hours in the entire month of August, said the U.S. Department of Transportation on Tuesday. Tom Bowles: Chase tweaks, road courses, Junior's struggles and more mailupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 21:24:00

The start of fall can mean only one thing: Flu season is right around the corner. I've already had my fair share, still down for the count from a cold virus that's caught fire around the Northeast. Lars Anderson: Hamlin heads to his home track to gain momentum, boost confidence for Chaseupdated: Fri Sep 10 2010 15:50:00

If you ask Denny Hamlin what changes he would make to the Chase format if he were king of NASCAR for a day, it takes him, oh, about a nanosecond to respond. "I'd change the schedule," Hamlin says. "We've had our share of problems at some of the tracks in the Chase. And, you know, Jimmie doesn't have those issues. That's been huge for him over the last four years."

Drilling problem delays inspection of mine where disaster occurredupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 17:21:00

A borehole drilling problem has halted efforts to inspect the West Virginia coal mine where 29 people died in an April explosion, the company that owns the mine said Thursday.

CNNMoney: Pfizer to cut more jobs and close factoriesupdated: Tue May 18 2010 13:58:00

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer said Tuesday that it will reduce its staff by another 6,000 jobs and shut down eight factories in its ongoing mission to cut costs in the wake of its merger with Wyeth.

'Heavy hearted community'updated: Mon Apr 12 2010 12:58:00

CNN's Ines Ferre reports on how a West Virginia community is coping after the lost of 29 coal miners.

Health care reform anger takes a nasty, violent turnupdated: Fri Mar 26 2010 08:25:00

Shots fired at a congressman's campaign headquarters. Windows smashed at Democratic offices across the country. A coffin placed on a lawmaker's lawn. Hate-filled voice mail messages left on members of Congress' phone lines.

CNNMoney: Fear: 1 year later. Greed: 10 years gone.updated: Thu Mar 04 2010 12:44:00

There are two big investing anniversaries coming up, and they represent the best of those two opposing market forces: Fear and greed.

Obama wants nationwide high-speed rail systemupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 09:20:00

President Obama mentioned an $8 billion investment in high-speed train systems across the country in his State of the Union speech on Wednesday.

Halfway destinations brighten tedious road tripsupdated: Wed Dec 09 2009 14:07:00

Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying, "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." Planning a road trip is hardly nuclear science, but perhaps the professor had learned that a well-chosen overnight stop can yield treasured memories.

Intriguing people for December 9, 2009updated: Wed Dec 09 2009 09:35:00

Van T. Barfoot UPDATE: The retired Army colonel and Medal of Honor winner will be allowed to keep his 21-foot flagpole in the front yard of his suburban Richmond, Virginia, home, where he raised, lowered and folded the flag each day, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Barfoot's homeowners' association had demanded that he remove the pole and had threatened the 90-year-old with legal action.

Report shows gap in timeline of Virginia Tech shootingsupdated: Fri Dec 04 2009 21:46:00

On the morning of the 2007 shooting massacre that rocked the country, Virginia Tech officials had begun to lock down administrative buildings and some staffers even warned their families nearly 90 minutes before the rest of campus was notified that a gunman was on the loose, according to a new report released by Virginia's governor Friday. One Dead in Miley Cyrus Tour Bus Crashupdated: Fri Nov 20 2009 17:10:00

The 16-year-old Hannah Montana star was not on board when the bus overturned in Virginia

Cantor's colleagues believe he has sights set higher than Congressupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 14:33:00

As Republicans swept the top three offices in Democratic-leaning Virginia last week, Rep. Eric Cantor was in Richmond, shaking hands with supporters and rallying GOP troops as he proclaimed, "The Republican resurgence begins tonight."

CNNMoney: For new banks, starting up is hard to doupdated: Fri Sep 25 2009 07:57:00

What's harder than running a bank these days? Bruce Martin: Johnson's streak may be snapped at this Chase and more from the weekendupdated: Mon Sep 14 2009 11:55:00

RICHMOND, Va. -- This may well be the year in which Jimmie Johnson's streak of consecutive Sprint Cup championships ends. Maybe Tony Stewart continues his impressive season to claim a third title and his first as an owner/driver. Or perhaps 50-year-old Mark Martin finally gets his first Cup championship. The next 10 races will tell the story, beginning Sunday at Loudon, N.H., but rest assured that three-time defending champion Johnson heads into the Chase with the target on his back, even if he doesn't see himself as the favorite.

Fortune: Get ready for banking's next headacheupdated: Mon Jul 27 2009 14:54:00

Regional banks can no longer ignore the elephant in the room -- their exposure to the commercial real estate bust.

First lady to honor health clinic funded by federal stimulusupdated: Mon Jul 27 2009 11:48:00

On a sunny day in March, about 25 contractors clustered in a dusty former grocery store in Bowling Green, Virginia. Construction was slow, and they hoped this new project -- a health care center funded by stimulus dollars -- could help steer their struggling businesses back toward stability.

TEA Party activists rally at Capitolupdated: Sat Jul 04 2009 18:57:00

Instead of celebrating the Fourth of July holiday with barbecues and sparklers, about 2,000 small-government advocates, toting signs and chanting slogans, rallied outside the U.S. Capitol Saturday.

Court to consider delays in sex offenders' freedomupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 18:08:00

The Supreme Court will review a federal law allowing convicted sex offenders deemed "sexually dangerous" by the government to remain in prison even after they have completed their sentences.

Flight 447 crash could join list of mysteriesupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 14:59:00

As the possibility decreases that investigators will learn what happened to Air France Flight 447 on Monday over the Atlantic Ocean, the chance of it entering the folklore of mystery crashes grows. Lars Anderson: Busch eyes 200 NASCAR wins as he notches 50th victoryupdated: Wed May 06 2009 16:28:00

Five things we learned last weekend in Richmond, Va.: Lars Anderson: Busch boys, Johnson look strong as NASCAR hits Richmondupdated: Fri May 01 2009 14:06:00

Now that the wild bumper-car ride that is Talladega is in the rearview mirror -- and all of the fans who were injured in Carl Edwards' last-lap crash have been released from the hospital -- the circuit moves to Richmond, Va., an ancient .75-mile bullring nestled within the city limits. Here are the five drivers to keep an eye on:

Court blocks release of sex offenders due out of jailupdated: Fri Apr 03 2009 18:46:00

The Supreme Court has blocked the imminent release of dozens of sex offenders who have served their federal sentences after the Obama administration claimed many of them remain "sexually dangerous." Jon Wertheim: The value of exhibitions, how big is the Venus purse and more mailupdated: Wed Mar 04 2009 13:29:00

What did you make of the matches on HBO? And how much should we read into the results? One never knows how hard the players are playing, does one? -- Barry, Arizona

CNNMoney: Bargaining for a better severance packageupdated: Thu Nov 13 2008 14:44:00

As another wave of layoffs hits an economy in turmoil, many workers will depend on severance packages to stay afloat.

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