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Virginia News Headlines: Wednesday Morning

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Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, August 28. Also, on this 50th anniversary of perhaps the greatest speech – alongside Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, appropriately enough – in American history, if you’ve never seen Martin Luther King Jr.’s entire “I have a dream” speech, I strongly recommend that you watch it. It’s amazing (and relevant) in 2013, just as it was in 1963.

*Obama To Outline Unfinished Work, Decades After King’s Dream (And let’s not kid ourselves, there’s a lot of unfinished work before we achieve a society based 100% on the “content of one’s character!”)

*Biden: ‘No doubt’ Syrian regime used chemical weapons

*Syrian massacre needs intervention (“Given the crisis in Syria, a Congress that wishes to remain relevant to U.S. foreign policy should return to Washington immediately.” And don’t complain otherwise!)

*People Don’t Fear Climate Change Enough (In addition to a major failing in human psychology, there’s been a well-funded disinformation campaign by the fossil fuel industry, which also funds politician/puppets like Ken Cuccinelli.)

*Congress  in neutral (“Uncertainty over a potential default and a new budget aren’t enough to spur action on Capitol Hill.” And the situation with Syria.)

*Schapiro: Opportunity knocks again for Kaine, this time on global stage (“Sitting in his dimly lighted office in downtown Richmond on Monday, Kaine said that a United States weary of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan cannot rule out armed intervention in Syria. But in considering an attack, Kaine said, the Obama administration must consult with Congress and seek its OK.”)

*A Democratic poll in the Roanoke area’s unexpected result

*Virginia’s Medicaid fraud unit gets modest ranking

*Lacey Putney comes to embattled governor’s defense (It’s called “defending the indefensible.”)

*Immigration bill will get a push from local Catholic churches (“More than a half-million Roman Catholics in Virginia will be asked at Sunday Mass on Sept. 8 to lobby their congressional representatives for a “path to citizenship” for people living illegally in the U.S”)

*The Complicated Legal Backstory of Terry McAuliffe’s Former Car Company

*McAuliffe opens Newport News campaign office

*Chesapeake’s Cosgrove sworn in as senator this month

*Norfolk approves plan to revamp Waterside

*Virus killing hundreds of dolphins along the East Coast, scientists say

*At Norfolk school McDonnell pledges to defend school takeover law

*Reagan National’s historic Terminal A is getting a new $37 million facelift

*Richmond eyes Washington’s bid for 2024 Olympics

*Threat of showers and storms for March on Washington anniversary

*Nationals’ bullpen has a silent night (“Ross Ohlendorf throws five effective innings, backed by four relievers, helping Washington upend Miami.”)