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Here’s the latest for Tuesday August 5th: Trump and Biden will give virtual acceptance speeches; US officials dispute Trump’s claim that Beirut was attacked; Virginia first to roll out pandemic app; New Guinea a biodiversity hotspot for plants.

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Isaias soaks beaches in Virginia, damages building

Downgraded Isaias brings rough weather to parts of Virginia, damaging a building and sweeping across barren beaches. (Aug. 4)

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Here are the top stories for Friday, July 24th: White House defends stance in Portland; Virginia high school renamed to honor John Lewis; Michael Cohen released to home confinement; Legendary U.S. runner receives Medal of Freedom. (July 24)

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VA removes Confederate statues from state Capitol

Virginia has removed from its iconic state capitol the busts and a statue honoring Confederate generals and officials. That includes a bronze statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee. (July 24)

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School changes name: Robert E. Lee to John Lewis

Virginia’s largest school system is removing the name of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from one of its high schools in favor of the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis. (July 24)

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Today in History for July 21st

Highlights of this day in history: First major battle in America’s Civil War fought at Bull Run in Virginia; Scopes ‘Monkey Trial’ concludes; Peace deal ends Indochina War; Author Ernest Hemingway and actor-comedian Robin Williams born. (July 21)

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Confederate statue removed in Richmond amid cheers

A massive statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson was removed from Richmond, Virginia’s famed Monument Avenue amid cheers Wednesday afternoon, hours after the city’s mayor gave the order to take down all Confederate monuments on city land. (July 1)

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Trump met with protest as he arrives at golf club

President Donald Trump was visiting Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, Virginia on Saturday, after he cancelled a trip to a golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey this weekend. (June 27)

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Virginia’s Confederate statues reopen US slavery wounds | AFP

As protesters across the US call for Confederate statues to be torn down in the wake of George Floyd’s death, AFPTV travels to Virginia, home to the largest collection of Confederate emblems in the country, with 18 historical monuments scattered across 10 cities.

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Here’s the latest for Wednesday June 17th: Coronavirus concerns in Beijing; Coronavirus cases rising in Texas, Florida and Arizona; Republicans to introduce police reform plans; Confederate statue knocked down in Richmond, Virginia.

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Derriban estatua de presidente confederado en Virginia

Derriban estatua de presidente confederado en Virginia

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Confederate statue torn down in Richmond, Virginia

A statue of Jefferson Davis was torn down along Richmond, Virginia’s famed Monument Avenue on Wednesday night. The statue of the president of the Confederacy was toppled shortly before 11 p.m., news outlets reported. (June 11)

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Richmond Columbus statue toppled & thrown in lake

A statue of Christopher Columbus in Richmond, Virginia was torn down by demonstrators, set on fire and then thrown into a lake. Protesters spoke of the struggles of Native Americans, saying they began with Columbus. (June 10)

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Here’s the latest for Wednesday June 10th: Georgia Democratic Senate primary undecided; Long voting lines in Nevada; Congressional Republicans working on police reform; Christoper Columbus statue toppled in Virginia.

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Northam orders removal of iconic Robert Lee statue

Virginia’s governor says a towering statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee will be removed as soon as possible from Richmond’s Monument Avenue. (June 4)

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Northam admits error in beach visit without mask

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam admitted he “was not prepared” and left his mask in his vehicle on Saturday when he was photographed with well-wishers during a visit to Virginia Beach. (May 26)

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Most of Virginia to begin reopening

Most of Virginia is beginning the first phase of a gradual reopening plan put in place by Gov. Ralph Northam. The governor is allowing some nonessential businesses to reopen Friday in most of the state. (May 15)

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Today in History for May 14th

Highlights of this day in history: Colonists go ashore in Virginia to set up Jamestown; Lewis and Clark begin to explore Louisiana Territory; Israel founded; Skylab launched; Movie producer George Lucas born; Singer Frank Sinatra dies. (May 14)

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Residents get tested for Covid-19 in the US capital, a newly declared hotspot | AFP

Residents in Washington, DC, head to George Washington University to get tested for the coronavirus as a facility was set up in a tent, outside the building. The US capital with the neighboring states of Virginia and Maryland was declared a Covid-19 hotspot this week. IMAGES

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