Virginia News Headlines: Monday Morning

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    Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, July 28. Also, see the video by Catherine S. Read of Dorothy and Terry McAuliffe speaking about the importance of women running for office in Virginia in 2015 and beyond…

    *Global efforts to end Gaza conflict intensify (“In an emergency midnight meeting, the U.N. Security Council called for an immediate cease-fire to the devastating three-week-old Gaza war.”)

    *U.S.: Images show that Russia fired over border

    *When animals vanish, bad things happen (“Figuring out how to create a sustainable and just human society that doesn’t obliterate the rest of the natural world is the paramount challenge of the next century. Let’s not wind up with a planet of weeds, as David Quammen once put it – a planet of white-tailed deer, cockroaches, rats and humans.”)

    *U.S. coal exports may be adding to global emissions

    *Why ‘Moral Mondays’ Matter: Fulfulling the Jesse Jackson-Rainbow Coalition Legacy

    *Uber, Lyft must follow state, local regulations

    *Bob McDonnell corruption trial begins Monday: Facts and background

    *Robert McDonnell trial to cast unflinching light on Virginia couple’s friends, marriage

    *In Politics, the ‘Virginia Way’ No Longer Reflects Its Genial Southern Roots (“The polarization of Richmond mirrors Washington, part of a nationalization of politics in state capitals with divided government across the country.”)

    *Jury selection to begin in ex-Va. governor corruption case (“Experts say process will be key to deciding fate of Robert McDonnell, wife.”)

    *Va.’s low-key lieutenant governor juggles politics and pediatrics (Despite being on the front page of the Washington Post’s website since yesterday afternoon, this profile right now has zero – that’s right ZERO – comments. Shows how much public interest there is in the Virginia Lt. Governor position at this point.)

    *In Richmond, students seek to revive

    a Confederate soldier as mascot


    *With Silver Line, will people live in Tysons Corner?

    *Silver Line’s first real test: Rush hour

    *Doug Fister gets 10th win, Rafael Soriano picks up 200th career save in 4-2 win over Reds

    *Monday marks transition day in beautiful week ahead (“Much of the upcoming work week is something special weatherwise with day after day of beautiful sunshine and low humidity.”)

    • at the Lee-Harrison Shopping Center, next door to Oriental Gourmet (lots of takeout Chinese for the Sullivan for Delegate crew? LOL)