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November 19, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Virginia State Police said they were not searching for any suspects in the stabbing of state Sen. Creigh Deeds and the killing of his son Tuesday. Deeds was stabbed multiple times and his 24-year-old son, Gus, was found shot to death when authorities arrived at the politician's home in Millboro, Va., police spokeswoman Corrine Geller told reporters at a televised news conference. Creigh Deeds was flown to the University of Virginia Health System Hospital where a spokeswoman told the Los Angeles Times that he was in critical condition.
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SPORTS
November 17, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assn. has ruled Virginia State  ineligible for postseason competition after some of its players allegedly attacked the quarterback of rival Winston-Salem State during a luncheon Friday. Winston-Salem State, which was to host Virginia State in the CIAA championship game Saturday before it was canceled, was seeded No. 4 in its region and will host Slippery Rock in a first-round game of the NCAA Division II playoffs next weekend. The CIAA released a statement that said Commissioner Jacqie Carpenter and the conference's board of directors met in an emergency conference call and came to the conclusion that "based upon available information, and in the best interest of the conference and its member institutions, the CIAA and board of directors declared Virginia State University ineligible to participate in the 2013 football postseason.
NEWS
November 15, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
The Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Va., opened a new exhibit this month in an unusual place: inside its eight restrooms. " A Head of Its Time " explores the history of toilets on ships. According to the museum, the idea for the exhibition started about eight years ago and began as a joke. But museum collections and programs chief Anna Holloway submitted a proposal that began: "There is a certain experience that cuts across time, space, age and ethnicity, though not necessarily across genders.
SPORTS
November 15, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Winston-Salem State quarterback Rudy Johnson was beaten and charges were filed against Virginia State's Lamont Daniel Britt after players from the two teams fought in a restroom during a luncheon for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assn. championship-game contenders at Winston-Salem, N.C. The conference announced that the title game set for Saturday at Winston-Salem has been canceled. The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assn. released a statement Friday on the WSSU website announcing the decision to cancel the football game as well as the volleyball championships, which in part read: "Based on the incident that occurred today, and after consulting with the leadership of each institution and the Football and Volleyball championship committees, the CIAA is saddened to announce that this weekend's Football and Volleyball conference championships that were scheduled to take place in Winston-Salem have been canceled.
NATIONAL
November 6, 2013 | By David Lauter
WASHINGTON - The most closely fought major election of the fall, the race for governor of Virginia, has a lesson for both parties: Your magic bullets are duds. For weeks, partisans on each side have claimed an issue that they argued would sweep their side to victory this year and next. Republicans predicted public anger over Obamacare would power their candidates. On the Democratic side, many said a backlash against the government shutdown would propel their candidates to success.
NEWS
November 6, 2013 | By Cathleen Decker
The two biggest elections Tuesday provided an imperfect template for predicting the future. In New Jersey, Republican Gov. Chris Christie so thoroughly blew away his Democratic opponent that conclusions are skewed. It would be a miracle, for instance, if Christie duplicated his showing and won close to a quarter of black voters in a 2016 run for president. In Virginia, the main candidates were so flawed you could almost hear voters begging for a “none of the above” option before they grudgingly gave the governor's office to Democrat Terry McAuliffe.
NATIONAL
November 5, 2013 | Mark Z. Barabak
A set of off-year elections Tuesday in three states could offer the first clues of a way forward for Republicans still staggering from consecutive presidential defeats and divided by a growing rift between the establishment and tea party wings of the GOP. The two biggest races are expected to render a split verdict. Barring huge upsets, Republican Gov. Chris Christie is expected to romp to reelection in New Jersey, positioning him for an anticipated 2016 White House run, while former national Democratic Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe is expected to win the open governor's seat in Virginia.
NATIONAL
November 5, 2013 | By Mark Z. Barabak
Republican Gov. Chris Christie rolled to easy reelection Tuesday in New Jersey, setting up an expected 2016 presidential bid, while former national Democratic Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe squeezed past his tea party Republican opponent to seize the Virginia governor's mansion. Elsewhere, New York City chose Bill de Blasio as its first Democratic mayor in two decades; Boston elected the favorite of organized labor, Democratic state Rep. Marty Walsh, to replace long-serving Mayor Thomas M. Menino; and Detroit selected former hospital executive Mike Duggan as the city's first white mayor since the 1970s.
NEWS
November 5, 2013 | By Evan Halper
Virginia Democrats spent much of Tuesday night biting their nails with the governor's race too close to call -- despite recent polls showing their nominee with a commanding lead. It was nearly 11 p.m. when Terry McAuliffe took the podium to deliver his victory speech. With 99% of precincts reporting, McAuliffe had captured 47.4% of the vote. His challenger, Republican Atty. Gen. Ken Cuccinelli, a tea party favorite, won 45.5% of the vote. A week ago, a Washington Post poll showed McAuliffe with a 12-point lead.
NEWS
November 5, 2013 | By Evan Halper
If there was any doubt that the stakes in Tuesday's Virginia gubernatorial election extend far beyond Old Dominion's borders, just look at the campaign funds the major party candidates have raised. Most of it comes from outside the state. Campaign records show millions of dollars have flooded in from Washington, D.C., California and New York. Only about a third of the $54 million raised by Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli came from Virginia, according to the nonprofit MapLight.com, which tracks campaign finance.
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