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Virginia News Headlines: Thursday Morning

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Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, August 28.

*A strong answer to climate change

*Exclusive: GOP poll of women: Party ‘stuck in past’ (Of course, women are right about this. Given that, the question is, why would any woman vote Republican these days?)

*Ukraine fears Russian invasion is now underway (“Fighting between Russian troops and the Ukrainian military worsened Thursday on a new, southern front as NATO promises to deploy forces to eastern Europe.”)

*U.S. Budget Gap Narrows to Smallest Since 2007, CBO Says (And it would be a LOT lower if we had gotten rid of the Bush tax cuts.)

*Immigration plan could shake up 2014 election

*Iowa politician says 2012 Ron Paul campaign paid him for endorsement

*An anti-immigration group’s imaginary scapegoats

*2014 and the limits of rage (“The question to ask: Do voters begin to push back against the tea party tide that swept governorships and legislatures into Republican hands four years ago and produced the most radical changes in policy at the state level in at least a generation?”)

*The cold calculus of global warming (“Peddling doubt has helped protect lucrative, if unsustainable, livelihoods.”)

*Virginia Senate candidates to talk tech

*Foust Defends Comments Against Comstock’s Work Experience

*Ask the Governor: McAuliffe talks budget, ethics and Clinton ’16 in radio interview

*Separate arrivals and exits drive home a point at former Va. governor’s trial

*McDonnell defense rests with details of a sad and troubled marriage

*A different former Governor’s thoughts on ethics: Sen. Kaine says Va laws too lax

*They’re baaaack … big outsider ad buys in Gillespie-Warner race

*Fighter jet pilot missing after Virginia crash

*Va. reading scores remain stagnant on harder state tests

*In coal country, the jobs are vanishing. Even so, workers find it hard to leave.

*Fister’s vulnerabilities appear as Phillies show Nats the broom

*Humidity drops as storms hold off