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West Virginia Starts New Fake Culture War Against Blackrock

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West Virginia won’t use BlackRock’s investment funds any longer as part of its banking transactions, positioning itself as defending poor, defenseless American fossil fuel companies. The boycott is based on BlackRock’s recent public statements on climate—but ignores the realities of where the financial giant is… Read more.

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Privacy Advocates Lambast Virginia for Ditching Police Facial Recognition Ban

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Virginia, which approved a ban on local police use of biometric identification tools around a year ago, formally bailed on the law’s most substantive measures on Friday. A patchwork of individual state privacy laws isn’t filling the hole left by absent federal government regulation on facial recognition. Now, under an… Read more.

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Snowstorm Traps People Overnight on I-95 in 'Dystopian' Virginia Nightmare

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Hundreds of people have been trapped in their cars on a stretch of highway in Virginia on Monday and Tuesday after a heavy snowstorm made roads nearly impassible. Traffic was still stalled on the highway on Tuesday morning as some drivers told news outlets they had been on the road for almost 24 hours. Read more.

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Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Virginia Restaurant Chain Sickens 50 People, Kills One

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An outbreak of hepatitis A has sickened at least 50 people in Virginia, with one person dying and another needing a liver transplant. The cases have been tied to a restaurant employee who worked at several locations of a local chain. Though the spread of the outbreak is now thought to be largely contained, more cases… Read more.

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A Caterpillar With Vomit-Inducing Poison Fur Is Taking Over Virginia

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Now the East Coast is getting in on the bad bug action, too, as furry poisonous caterpillars that can make people vomit and feel like they’re going into shock spread across Virginia. More like United States of Ahhh Get These Horror Show Bugs… Read more.

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Watch Google’s Wing drones make deliveries to folks in Virginia

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A trial drone delivery service operated by Google's Wing unit is celebrating a year of operations in Christiansburg, Virginia.

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Cut Fiber Optic Cable Knocks Virginia Voter Registration System Offline Hours Before Deadline

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On the last day for residents across Virginia to register to vote in the coming election, multiple websites housing the state’s voter registration portal were suddenly knocked offline. Now, local authorities are pinning the blame on a mysteriously cut fiber optic cable. Read more.