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McDonnell trial puts focus on big gifts to Va. officeholders

McDonnell trial puts focus on big gifts to Va. officeholders

Some legislators expect the closely watched case to inspire even tougher standards than recent reforms.

McDonnell prosecutor: ‘This is corruption. The real thing.’

McDonnell prosecutor: ‘This is corruption. The real thing.’

In closing arguments, Robert F. McDonnell’s attorneys say that the government’s star witness lied.

McDonnells’ daughter describes troubled marriage

McDonnells’ daughter describes troubled marriage

The defense rests in the corruption trial of Virginia’s former first couple with an intimate view from inside.

Report: Lobbyist spending during Va. session dips slightly

Report: Lobbyist spending during Va. session dips slightly

It’s unclear if the decline is a result of the scandal over gifts received by former governor McDonnell.

McDonnell again says he promised no favors for gifts

McDonnell again says he promised no favors for gifts

The former Va. governor concluded his testimony after nearly 24 hours on the witness stand.

Prosecutor spars with McDonnell during questioning

Prosecutor spars with McDonnell during questioning

The corruption trial of the former governor was expected to turn on his cross-examination.

In Va., Comstock’s past emerges as political touchstone

In Va., Comstock’s past emerges as political touchstone

The GOP congressional candidate touts her bulldog aggression, while foes deem her a partisan wet blanket.

Will McDonnell’s account of blindsided governor resonate?

Will McDonnell’s account of blindsided governor resonate?

Former Virginia governor’s strategy of showcasing his marital strife carries significant risk, legal observers say.

Will NRA ads help or hurt Senate candidate Ed Gillespie?

Will NRA ads help or hurt Senate candidate Ed Gillespie?

NRA mailings could alienate Northern Virginia voters in Republican’s race against incumbent Mark R. Warner.

John Foust’s comments called insensitive to women

John Foust’s comments called insensitive to women

The N.Va. congressional candidate asked whether Barbara Comstock has “even had a a real job.”

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Fairfax City man killed while working on his SUV

A Chevrolet Tahoe rolled off its support stands, killing a 45-year-old man who was working on the vehicle.

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Man found dead in Falls Church area; police investigating

A man was found dead in a Falls Church area parking lot early Monday, possibly a homicide.

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Dominion high-voltage line gives Pr. William jitters

The company says it’s to serve a customer who will add to local growth but declines to say who that is.

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Loudoun Valley fires football coach

Danny McGrath — who led the Vikings to the state semifinals last year — had raised player safety issues with the administration.

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