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  1. News - World - POLITICS

    US House Republicans hope Kevin McCarthy can restore stability as new No 2

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:20pm by AP

    ... in a secret ballot. The shake-up began with Eric Cantor's unexpected loss in Virginia's primary last week to a far-right candidate backed by the "tea party" movement. Cantor ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Development spells end of Watergate 'Deep Throat' garage

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:21am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... on Wilson Boulevard in Rosslyn, Virginia, with a 28-storey residential tower and a 24-storey commercial building. The parking garage beneath the existing building will be razed, although the county ...

  3. News - World

    US economist Lee Badgett shows the costs of homophobia

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:57pm by BLOOM

    ... marriage lose incremental revenue. The state of Virginia could realise as much as US$60 million in the first three years from spending on weddings and tourism, April research showed. While the impact is relatively small- Virginia's gross domestic product totalled US$426 billion last year- it does contribute to the economy. Badgett has "argued persuasively that legalising gay ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad certain of crushing win in Syria's controversial presidential vote

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 01:39pm by AFP

    ... Damascus. Billboards glorifying Assad cover the streets of Damascus although inside polling stations photographs of his two challengers- Hassan al-Nuri and Maher al-Hajjar- had been put up alongside ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    BNP Paribas chief operating officer decides to step down

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:57am by Reuters

    ... to about US$4.3 billion, according to figures compiled by University of Virginia law school professor Brandon Garrett. US authorities- five of them including the New York financial regulator- ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Gunman kills one, injures three at Seattle university

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 09:42am

    ... Illinois University lecture hall in 2008. In 2007, 32 people were fatally shot in a dorm and classroom at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, before the gunman killed himself. Seattle Mayor Ed ...

  7. News - World - US POLITICS

    Obama insists Cantor defeat won't kill immigration bill hopes

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:10pm by AFP

    ... with Republican leaders loath to expose their rank-and-file to the fury of conservative primary voters. The stunning primary defeat of Cantor in his Virginia congressional district by college professor ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Voters in northern Californian counties consider forming 51st state

    Posted May 29th 2014, 09:46pm by AP

    ... secession was West Virginia, which broke away from Virginia during the civil war and became the 35th state in 1863. Hawaii became the 50th state in 1959. Elected officials in four California ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 11:56pm by Adam Nebbs

    ... News, in Virginia, to better-known cities including New Orleans (from August 28), West Palm Beach in Florida (from July 15), Atlanta (from August 1) and Newark (from June 30). As Cathay Pacific ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Battle on to replace Republican Eric Cantor as majority leader in US House of Representatives

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:38am by Reuters

    ... not back any candidate who favoured a path to citizenship- which they term "amnesty"- for immigrants who entered the US illegally. In Cantor's Virginia district campaign, tea party ...




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