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Thomas Haynesworth greets his great-niece, Da'Niya Haynesworth, 4, at his mother's home in Richmond. He went to prison more than two decades before she was born.
Thomas Haynesworth greets his great-niece, Da'Niya Haynesworth, 4, at his mother's home in Richmond. He went to prison more than two decades before she was born.

In 1785, the cornerstone for the Virginia Capitol was laid. More than 200 years later, Thomas Jefferson's original building has weathered its second major restoration and expansion campaign.
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Thomas Haynesworth was free at his mother's home in Richmond on Monday after 27 years in prison for crimes prosecutors now say he did not commit.


Former Virginia governor Timothy M. Kaine says it is "increasingly likely" he will run for the U.S. Senate seat left open by Democrat James Webb, who is not seeking reelection.


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Election Coverage
Gilmore Sees Warner and Clinton as His Competition
(Post, December 6, 2007; Page VA04)

Chairman Charts New Course: Prince William's Stewart Seeks to Move Beyond Immigration Issue
(Post, November 29, 2007; Page B01)

Virginia GOP Gets Strict on Voting: Demand for Loyalty Pledge at Primary Targets Crossovers, Independents
(Post, November 29, 2007; Page B01)

Full-Scale Md. Brawl Expected Over Slots: Ballot Issue Has High Stakes, High Profile
(Post, November 27, 2007; Page B01)

Former Va. Governors Come Out Swinging: Senate Hopefuls Warner, Gilmore Trade Early Jabs
(Post, November 25, 2007; Page C01)
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New Faces: James H. Webb Jr. (D)
(washingtonpost.com, November 9, 2006; 3:18 PM)


In 'American comeback,' Allen repeats Senate run
(Post, January 25, 2011)

Republican George Allen of Va. to run again for U.S. Senate seat
(Post, January 24, 2011; 11:24 PM)

Sen. Webb decries Army's 'flawed' history of controversial Wanat battle
(Post, January 7, 2011; 7:14 PM)

Will Webb run again? Anticipation building.
(Post, December 19, 2010)
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