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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 7, 2014.
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Virginia Senate votes to overturn ultrasound mandate

Virginia Senate votes to overturn ultrasound mandate

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- In a largely symbolic move, the Virginia state Senate voted to repeal a 2012 law requiring women to have an ultrasound before getting an abortion.
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Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell indicted

Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell indicted

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was indicted in federal court Tuesday on charges of illegally accepting gifts from donors.
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Va. teen's sentence reduced for armed robbery

NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, before leaving office Saturday, commuted the sentence of Travion Blount to 40 years.
Report: U.S. is close to indicting Va. Gov. McDonnell, wife

Report: U.S. is close to indicting Va. Gov. McDonnell, wife

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Prosecutors have told Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell he and his wife will be charged in a scandal involving gifts from a supporter, the Washington Post reported.

Republican Obenshain concedes Va. AG race

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- GOP nominee Mark Obenshain conceded defeat Wednesday in Virginia's attorney general's race, handing Democrats their first sweep of statewide offices since 1969.
Virginia Sen. Creigh Deeds stabbed, son dead by suicide

Virginia Sen. Creigh Deeds stabbed, son dead by suicide

Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Virginia State Sen. Creigh Deeds was grievously stabbed by his son, who then shot himself Tuesday morning.
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Christie coasts to win; McAuliffe squeaks by

Christie coasts to win; McAuliffe squeaks by

ASBURY PARK, N.J., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Republican Gov. Chris Christie easily won re-election in New Jersey and Democrat Terry McAuliffe narrowly defeated Virginia's conservative attorney general.
Va., N.J. governor races among U.S. contests

Va., N.J. governor races among U.S. contests

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Virginia and New Jersey governors races are among Tuesday's coast-to-coast elections that also include a Colorado proposition to tax recreational marijuana.
Obama stumps for McAuliffe in Virginia

Obama stumps for McAuliffe in Virginia

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- President Obama campaigned for Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe Sunday in Arlington.
Politics 2013: Two states, two candidates, two philosophies

Politics 2013: Two states, two candidates, two philosophies

Come Tuesday, two men representing the more moderate and more conservative elements of the Republican Party stand for election as their state's gubernatorial races.
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Virginia governor's mansion chef pleads no contest to embezzlement

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Former Virginia governor's mansion chef Todd Schneider pleaded no contest Wednesday to two misdemeanor embezzlement charges in Richmond Circuit Court.

Cuccinelli to donate $18,000 to offset Williams' gifts

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli said he's donating $18,000 to charity to offset gifts from a wealthy donor who's under investigation.

Gov. McDonnell says he is repaying loans from company head

RICHMOND, Va., July 23 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said borrowing money from the president of a dietary supplement company was not illegal but he is paying it back anyway.

Maureen McDonnell's charity work payment scrutinized

RICHMOND, Va., June 3 (UPI) -- Maureen McDonnell, wife of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, received $36,000 from a coal company that wasn't listed on financial disclosures, officials said.
Politics 2014: Roads to 2014, 2016 become rocky as retirements mount

Politics 2014: Roads to 2014, 2016 become rocky as retirements mount

The road to the 2016 general election is becoming more and more rocky as mounting numbers of members of the U.S. Congress announce their intentions to seek a life beyond Capitol Hill.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
FBI looking into donor's gifts to Va. Gov. McDonnell

FBI looking into donor's gifts to Va. Gov. McDonnell

RICHMOND, Va., April 30 (UPI) -- The FBI is investigating gifts from the head of a dietary supplement manufacturer to Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, sources tell The Washington Post
McDonnell ties to business exec questioned

McDonnell ties to business exec questioned

RICHMOND, Va., March 31 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell faces questions about his relationship with a businessman marketing a controversial dietary supplement, The Washington Post said.
Romney: GOP must learn from losses

Romney: GOP must learn from losses

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- Republicans should learn from his campaign's mistakes to win in the future, failed 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney told a gathering of conservatives.
McConnell calls for conservative unity

McConnell calls for conservative unity

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called for an end to the "crybaby caucus" Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Lipton to stay in Suffolk, Va.

SUFFOLK, Va., March 11 (UPI) -- Unilever says it will invest $96 million to expand a Lipton Tea manufacturing plant in Suffolk, Va.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 7, 2013.
By United Press International
State electoral changes could favor GOP

State electoral changes could favor GOP

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Several states with Republican-dominated legislatures may alter the way they allocate electoral votes to try to shift power toward the GOP, officials say.

Va. gay judge to get second hearing

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Virginia lawmakers will again consider the fate of an openly gay judge who criticized "don't ask, don't tell" during his time in the military.
Statehouses show little political shifting after election

Statehouses show little political shifting after election

While the majority party changed in Minnesota and Colorado legislatures on Election Day 2012, the balance of power between Republicans and Democrats was largely unchanged.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
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