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Like The Apollo Missions, Offshore Drilling Represents America’s Innovative And Exploratory Potential

Although offshore drilling may not be as landmark of an event as the Apollo spaceflights and subsequent Moon landings, just like Apollo, it will help humanity explore more of the planet hidden by oceans.

Richmond-Based Marlboro Maker Now Large Stakeholder In Cannabis Market

Richmond, Virginia-based Altria Group dove headfirst into the burgeoning cannabis industry last week, sinking $1.8 billion into Cronos Group.
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Trump Says White House Chief Of Staff John Kelly To Leave At End Of...

The 68-year-old four-star Marine Corps general has been widely expected to leave the White House over the past week, with many claiming that he and the President were no longer on speaking terms at the end of the week. Regardless, Chief of Staff John Kelly will remain as senior aide within the Trump Administration through the end of December.

Speaker Of The House Kirk Cox Releases Statement Following Denial Of Redistricting Stay

“I am disappointed the Eastern District Court chose not to stay the process of developing a remedial map," Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) said following the court's decision to deny a judicial stay on the redistricting process.
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Falling Below Expectations, November Sees 155,000 Jobs Created

The November jobs report is off the mark of the average of 209,000 jobs created per month over the prior 12 months, but the number of employed Americans once again reached an all-time high of 156,795,000, the 13th record-breaking month since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017. 
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Pentagon Challenges Russian Expansion In Rare Solidarity Commitment To Ukraine

Under the international Open Skies Treaty - of which the U.S., Ukraine, the Russian Federation, and 31 other nations are a part - the Pentagon is rumored to have flown an unarmed Air Force OC-135 observation plane near Crimea, the Ukrainian region seized by Russia in a 2014 invasion.
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Trump Nominates Bush-Era AG William Barr For Attorney General, Former Fox News Analyst Heather...

Questions are sure to come up in Senate confirmation hearing about how the former attorney general under George H. W. Bush will handle Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election, and about acting-Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Heather Nauert's meteoric rise from journalist to powerful U.S. diplomat - considering how Trump nominees have been treated in the past.

$3.3 Billion Interstate-81 Corridor Improvement Plan Approved

While the Commonwealth looks to begin upgrading I-81 within the next few years, they claim the best hope is to fund all “immediate” projects by 2060, over four decades from now. Money still poses a problem as, according to VDOT, widening the interstate would cost an estimated 10 to 15 million dollars for every mile of pavement.
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Virginia GOP Warns Of ‘Abortion On-Demand’ If Democrats Take Back House Of Delegates

"If Democrats take the House Majority they will push to legalize abortions right up until the birth of the child," the Virginia GOP said as the 2019 statewide election season begins.
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IMF Chief Prods President Trump To Drop Tariffs, Or ‘Age Of Anger’ May Ensue

Criticizing President Donald Trump with a "dystopian" view of the world's future, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Chairwoman Christine Lagarde said that global economic prosperity means promoting equality within the trading system to reduce global tensions, including rescinding government subsidies for large industries and protecting technology and intellectual property, which, in fact, are issues Trump ran on during the 2016 presidential election.
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