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RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine says he would not consider a Cabinet position before the end of his term in 2010.

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Virginia bay filled with cannonballs

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Virginia governor opposes Navy move

Virginia governor opposes Navy move

NORFOLK, Va., June 3 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine says he sees no justification for the U.S. Navy's proposal to shift sailors and ships from Virginia to Florida.

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WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- America's nuclear aircraft carriers have been sitting ducks for fast-attack submarines for the past 40 years.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Virginia 'abusive drivers' to get refunds

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Virginia state senator runs for AG

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Coast Guard chief says new C3 system ready

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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 9, 2008.
By United Press International

Virginia firefighters busy fighting blazes

SUFFOLK, Va., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Suffolk, Va., firefighters kept busy during the weekend, combating a series of wildfires brought on by gusting winds.
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Hampton Roads
A spectacular manuever by the US Air Force Thunderbirds during Air Power over Hampton Roads, Langley Air Force Base's annual air show, May 23, 2004. (UPI Photo/Austin Knox/Air Force)

Coordinates: 36°58′N 76°22′W / 36.967°N 76.367°W / 36.967; -76.367

Hampton Roads is the name for both a body of water and the Norfolk-Virginia Beach metropolitan area which surrounds it in southeastern Virginia, United States. Hampton Roads is notable for its year-round ice-free harbor, for United States Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, NASA, Marines, and Army facilities, shipyards, coal piers, and hundreds of miles of waterfront property and beaches, all of which contribute to the diversity and stability of the region's economy.

The water area known as Hampton Roads is one of the world's biggest natural harbors (more accurately a roadstead or "roads"), and incorporates the mouths of the Elizabeth River and James River with several smaller rivers and itself empties into the Chesapeake Bay near its mouth leading to the Atlantic Ocean.

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