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South Korean leader vows to stand with Trump on North Korea.

Speaking at a Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia, President Moon Jae-in offered an emotional tribute to Marines who fought in a fierce battle in the Korean War that helped in the mass evacuation of Korean civilians, including his own parents.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Moon Embarks U.S. Trip.

President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday embarked on a five-day visit to the U.S., where he will meet his counterpart Donald Trump. On arrival in Washington, Moon started his itinerary with a visit to the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia. He laid a wreath at a memorial there comme...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

South Korean President lays wreath at War Memorial.

Visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in laid a wreath at a Korean War memorial in Quantico, Virginia on Wednesday.         


Meet the 'Progressive Liberal,' the Wrestling Villain Riling Up Red State America.

A pro wrestler on a circuit in Kentucky and West Virginia has developed the perfect villain character to get under the fans' skin.

- Mediaite - US

How Supreme Court may redefine 'wall of separation' on religion.

For Holly Hollman, an active member in her Baptist church in Virginia and a frequent volunteer for its Sunday preschool program, religious freedom remains one of the most unique and hard-won rights in American history. And we've done that by keeping government out of religion.

- Yahoo! News - US

Virginia congressman 'won the internet' with his own mock Time cover.

The Northern Virginia Democrat moved quickly to create his own meme after The Washington Post reported that President Trump's magazine cover was fake.

- Washington Post - US

College Student Gets Jail for Registering Dead People to Vote Democrat.

WTVR 6 reports on a recent development in a case in Virginia concerning voter fraud:

- - US

Guilty plea expected for Iraq refugee with ties to kidnapper.

A Virginia woman living in the U.S. as an Iraqi refugee for the last decade is scheduled to plead guilty to federal charges after being charged with hiding her ties to the kidnapper of a U.S. contractor.

- FOX News - US

Saikrishna Prakash joining us as a co-blogger.

I'm delighted to report that Saikrishna Prakash, a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, is joining us as a co-blogger. Prakash is one of the country's leading scholars of the law and history of presidential power; he is the author of “Imperial from the Beginning: The Constitution of the Original ...

- The Volokh Conspiracy - US

Why it's important to understand social media's dark history.

Why it's important to understand social media's dark history By Nicholas Bowman, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, West Virginia University. It was in April 2016 that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social media platform was providing ...

- The Raw Story - US

Watch Live Thursday @ 4:25am ET: NASA Glowing Clouds Rocket Launch.

A Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket will launch into the night sky from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, between 4:25 and 4:48 am ET, and release brilliant red and blue-green clouds of vapor visible along the East Coast.

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21-year-old heading to prison for creating 18 fraudulent voter-registration forms

Lucy Nicholson/ReutersA man who was paid to register new voters in Virginia has pleaded guilty to charges he submitted 18 fraudulent voter registrations last year, a statement from the US Department of Justice said. Andrew Spieles, 21, who worked for the Democratic Party-affiliated organization Harrisonburg Votes, was ...

- Business Insider - US

Google is dominating Apple in the classroom

Virginia Department of Ed/FlickrGoogle products are quickly becoming the go-to in many US classrooms, a new report finds. Beating out Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows in key aspects of school computer usage, Google's Chrome OS is the preferred operating system on the majority of school desktop computers. It's also a growing ...

- Business Insider - US

The NBA's Rookie of the Year was passed over by 20 teams in the draft

Aaron Gash/APOn June 23, 2016, 23-year-old Virginia product Malcolm Brogdon heard commissioner Adam Silver call his name as the 36th overall pick in the NBA draft. On Monday, a little over a year later, Brogdon heard his name called again -- but this time, it was to honor him as the the league's 2016-17 Rookie of the Year. ...

- Business Insider - US

First military case in Navy bribery scandal begins

NORFOLK, Va. " While he was stationed in Singapore, a U.S. Navy commander ate suckling pigs worth $400 apiece, attended a Gucci fashion show with his wife and enjoyed the services of prostitutes " all courtesy of a Malaysian...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Veterans' Groups Express Concerns Over Obamacare Repeal Bill

WASHINGTON — Major veterans' organizations are voicing concerns about a Senate GOP bill to repeal the nation's health care law, fearing the impact of rising insurance costs and worried the underfunded Department of Veterans Affairs won't be able to fill the coverage gap. While there are more than 21 million veterans in ...

- TPM News - US

Laser-equipped helicopter zaps its first target — to defence contractor's delight

'Unlike a traditional gun, lasers don't run out of bullets' Matthew Ketner, branch chief of the High Energy Laser Controls and Integration Directorate in Virginia said

- National Post - CA

Richard Spencer's racist nonprofit broke Virginia law by lying to donors about IRS status

Richard Spencer's white nationalist think tank broke Virginia nonprofit laws by failing to register in the state and by not telling prospective donors it had lost its tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service, according to an investigation by state regulators. The violations were rev...

- The Raw Story - US

Blog exposes fake GoFundMe campaigns

I've long thought that online crowdfunding campaigns were ripe for fraudulent activity. Drum up a decent sob story and you too can have strangers sending you money you don't deserve. Well, for just over a year now, Adrienne Gonzalez of Richmond, Virginia has been tracking GoFundMe scams on her site, GoFraudMe. Check out her ...

- Boing Boing - US

West Virginia latest state to set fees for electric cars, plug-in hybrids

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,United States,Electric,Hybrid,Hydrogen West Virginia next month will add $100 annual fees for plug-in hybrids, $200 for battery-electric vehicles.Continue reading West Virginia latest state to set fees for electric cars, plug-in hybrids West Virginia latest state to set fees for ...

- Autoblog - US

Police Seek Man for Using Cell Phone to Look Up a Girl's Skirt at Target Store

Chesterfield, Virginia, police are looking for a man accused of taking video to look up a woman's skirt at the local Target retail store.

- Breitbart - US

BREAKING: Six Constituents Sit in Senator Capito's Charleston, W.Va. Office

Rise Up West VirginiaSix constituents have staged a sit-in in Senator Capito's office regarding the pending Senate healthcare bill. They say that they will not leave until Senator Capito agrees to vote against the bill, which was introduced last week and is likely to be voted on this week. Senator Capito has thus far failed ...

- Common Dreams - US

Sierra Club condemns FERC's final review of proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline

Sierra ClubToday, federal regulators released the environmental review for the proposed fracked-gas Mountain Valley Pipeline. The controversial $3.2 billion pipeline, proposed by EQT and NextEra, would traverse 301 miles through West Virginia and Virginia crossing public lands and more than 1,000 waterways and wetlands ...

- Common Dreams - US

'The Waltons' star Eric Scott: 'We never felt the studio appreciated us'

The Waltons' has garnered lasting success for delivering a gripping TV drama about a Depression-era family living in Virginia's rural Blue Ridge Mountains, but not everyone on set felt appreciated for their work.

- FOX News - US

Richard Spencer's white-nationalist think tank broke Virginia nonprofit law

Richard Spencer's white nationalist think tank broke Virginia nonprofit laws by failing to register in the state and by not telling prospective donors it had lost its tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service, according to an investigation by state regulators. The violations were revealed...

- Los Angeles Times - US

How to Put a Stop to North Korea's Brazen Impunity

Expand Otto Frederick Warmbier , a University of Virginia student who was detained in North Korea and passed away on June 19, 2017, is taken to North Korea's top court in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo March 16, 2016. © 2016 Reuters The death of Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old student from Ohio ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Virginia-native hiking to raise funds for veterans

Kasie Taylor is hiking the North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail to raise money for Warrior Expeditions — which promotes effects of long-distance outdoor expeditions to help combat veterans transition back into civilian life.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Banner urging Nevada senator to 'vote no on TrumpCare' spotted flying by the capital of West Virginia

Either a plane headed to Nevada got terribly lost in West Virginia on Monday, or someone got their senators mixed up. Spotted flying above West Virginia's state capital was a plane toting a banner urging Nevada Sen. Dean Heller : "Keep your word. Vote no on TrumpCare." Charleston, WV, looks to the sky and asks: "Who's ...

- The Week - US

Once nearly extinct, ospreys rally in Chesapeake Bay

Ospreys, a bird once nearly extinct, are on the rebound, and conservationists are tagging them near the Chesapeake Bay

- ABC News - US

Delaware school cuts professor over post on North Korea captive

Otto Warmbier, the University of Virginia student, was "typical of a mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males who come into my classes," wrote Katherine Dettwyler, 62, who taught at the university during the spring semester under a now-expired contract. "These are the same kids who cry about their grades ...

- Yahoo! News - US

How Corey Stewart Went Full Troll and Stunned Virginia Politics

When Corey Stewart announced his intention to challenge Ed Gillespie for the Republican Governor of Virginia primary, the establishment GOP cringed.

- Breitbart - US

Study details evidence for past large earthquakes in the Eastern Tennessee seismic zone

The Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone , a zone of small earthquakes stretching from northeastern Alabama to southwestern Virginia, may have generated earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater within the last 25,000 years, according to a study published June 27 in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.

- PhysOrg - NL

Justices turn away appeal in Somali torture case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal in the case of a Somali farmer who alleges he was tortured by a former Somali military officer now living in Virginia.

- Billings Gazette - US

Is there still room in Arlington for Rebel soldiers?

With today's full-out mania to wipe away visible Civil War history, at least the tributes to the South's heroes, perhaps some plots could be freed up by removing what some see as symbols of treason.

- Stars and Stripes - US

This mother voted for Trump to curb the opioid crisis. She's not happy with how things are going

Leigh Ann Wilson hoped that President Trump would improve a lot of things in her home state of West Virginia, particularly an issue close to her heart: expanding treatment for people addicted to opioids. Wilson lost her daughter, 21-year-old Taylor, to an opioid overdose last year. Weeks later, she ...

- The Raw Story - US

Why celebrities can't stop, won't stop — even when they briefly stop

Six short years ago, LCD Soundsystem said goodbye. The dance-punk band played a sold-out farewell show at Madison Square Garden in April 2011. A box-set recording of that multi-hour concert, titled The Long Goodbye, was released. There was a documentary in which frontman James Murphy cried. A "small shrine" to the band was ...

- The Week - US

Not a single taint on my govt in three years, says Modi in US

Highlighting his achievements in rooting out corruption, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that there has been "not even one taint or blot" on his government in the past three years. Modi said corruption was the main reason why governments in India were voted out in the past. "Indians hate corruption," he told the nearly ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

NY Times Runs Father and Son's Risible McCarthyite Projections on Trump and His Dumb Supporters

It was Father-and-Son Left-Wing Paranoia Day in the New York Times Sunday Review, as James Risen and Tom Risen penned “Donald Trump Does His Best Joe McCarthy.” James is an grizzled investigative reporter for the paper who has had his shares of legal scrapes with the Obama Justice Department for refusing to ...

- NewsBusters - US

Beach Lovers in NC Get a Summer Surprise

Beach lovers in the Outer Banks of North Carolina got a surprise treat this season when a new island surfaced at the tip of surfing and fishing hotspot Cape Point. According to the Virginian-Pilot , an 11-year-old boy dubbed it "Shelly Island" for the abundance of seashells found in the sand,...

- Newser - US

Senator Joe Manchin says 'Russia is not our friend'

The West Virginian Senator, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, weighs in on the new revelations of Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 US election.


Senator Joe Manchin on Senate health care bill

Senator Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, details his concerns with the Senate health care bill.


Senator Joe Manchin on Russia revelations and Senate health care bill

Senator Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, joins Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson to discuss Russian efforts to meddle and the Senate health care bill.


Even at 2 am, Swaraj helps Indians tweeting for help: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today heaped praise on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, saying she and her ministry have set an example of effectively using social media to deliver good governance and help Indians in distress in any corner of the world."Social media has become a very powerful. I am also connected with ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Textbooks in the digital world

Ella Russell, a second grade student at Jamestown Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, works on an e-book during class. AP Photo/Jacquelyn MartinFor decades, textbooks were seen as the foundation for instruction in American schools. These discipline-specific tomes were a fundamental part of the educational ...

- The Conversation - UK

75 years later, OSS celebrates lasting legacy beyond WWII

An organization that was the predecessor to the CIA and special operations forces celebrated its 75th anniversary with an event in Virginia Saturday evening.

- Stars and Stripes - US

PM Modi expresses gratitude to Indian Diaspora, says 'you fill me with new energy'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed gratitude to the Indian Diaspora at a community reception in Virginia, USA. While addressing the community, PM Modi said that that he has travelled across USA before he became a Chief Minister or Prime Minister but after taking over as PM, the warmth the Indian community gave ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Narendra Modi slams Pakistan 24 hours before meeting Trump in White House

Twenty four hours ahead of his summit meeting with US President Donald Trump, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, dressed in a grey bandhgala suit, used a Sunday afternoon speech to the Indian diaspora in Virginia to blast Pakistan on US turf, and riffed on India’s rising clout - “Kashmir se Kanyakumari ...

- Firstpost - IN

Surgical strikes prove India can defend itself: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India has succeeded in telling the world about the need to uproot the menace of terrorism and the surgical strikes conducted across the LoC prove that the country can defend itself when needed."When India talked of terrorism 20 years back, many in the world said it was a law and order ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Ed Gillespie is not interested in the latest Trump tweets

Ed Gillespie has a tricky road ahead of him as he campaigns for Virginia governor this year. The Republican nominee wants to talk about state issues, not President Trump, not Russia and certainly not what's on Twitter. The latest sign is that former President Obama has already decided to campaign for the Democratic nominee, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Top 10 quotes from PM Modi`s address to the US Indian diaspora in Virginia

Here are the top quotes of PM Modi at the event: 

- Zee News - IN