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Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe are squaring off in a battle to replace Gov. Robert McDonnell in Richmond.

PBS Civil War drama to film in Virginia

The series, being billed as a hospital drama/family saga, has some big names attached.

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Overdose deaths from heroin galvanizing leaders in Maryland and Virginia

(Jahi Chikwendiu / The Washington Post)

A rise in overdoses, affecting both rich and poor, is spurring action by the states’ governors.

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Va. taxpayers paid nearly $16,000 to cover cost of McAuliffe’s security detail in Africa

(Steve Helber / AP)

The governor had a pair of Virginia State Troopers accompanying a family trip over Christmas.

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Virginia GOP objects to McAuliffe’s Republican pick for elections board

Republican parity pick also voted in Democratic primaries, which could jeopardize his party standing.

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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe released from hospital

(Steve Helber / AP)

He broke seven ribs and punctured a lung when he fell off a horse while on vacation in Africa.

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House Republicans fight McAuliffe plan to insure mentally ill

(Steve Helber / AP)

House Republicans say the initiative, now a federally funded pilot program, does not meet state needs and could run out of money.

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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe hospitalized after he was thrown from horse in Africa

(Steve Helber / AP)

A procedure to drain fluid from his chest was successful, the governor’s wife announced Monday afternoon.

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Alarm bells ring for Washington regional economy on growth, infrastructure

(Ricky Carioti / Washington Post)

The D.C. area faces major challenges with sluggish growth and a huge shortfall in infrastructure.

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McAuliffe begins second year as Virginia governor with revamped priorities

(Steve Helber / AP)

He wants to focus on jobs, but the state’s elections this year might test his relationships with lawmakers.