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Virginia News Headlines: Monday Morning

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Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, April 28. Also, check out the photo from the “Take Back the Tenth” fundraiser held yesterday, with special guests Lt. Governor Ralph Northam, State Senator Jennifer Wexton, State Senator Barbara Favola, and the Democratic nominee to “take back” the 10th CD, John Foust. Go John!

*Obama Says More Sanctions Against Russia Are Coming

*Obama: Alleged Sterling comments ‘incredibly offensive’

*Allegations against Sterling aren’t first (“Sterling’s history paints a picture of a man who has let slip bigoted beliefs for years and has so far sidestepped major repercussions.” Why hasn’t the NBA taken action against this guy?)

*Gun supremacy (“Unarmed Americans’ rights are being trampled.”)

*Eric Cantor confronts Republican infighting (“While Brat has little chance of upsetting Cantor in the June 10 primary, the campaign and its supporters are making life a little tougher for Cantor, who will almost certainly become the next speaker of the House.”)

*Kaine speaks on critical issues facing Virginia

*Virginia General Assembly: A delegation that looks like us, or not?

*PolitiFact: Cantor TV ad is factual but unfair to Brat (“Brat was first named to the panel by Kaine and reappointed by Gov. Bob McDonnell, a Republican. Two of the economists, Christine Chmura of Richmond and Roy Pearson of Williamsburg, have served under six governors. Another, Roy Webb of Richmond, has served under five governors.”)

*Proposal seeks to update Voting Rights Act (“A bipartisan resolution aimed at amending the weakened Voting Rights Act of 1965 would help limit voter discrimination but would likely have no impact on Virginia’s new voter ID requirement, which becomes law July 1, legal experts say.”)

*Virginia slips to 10th in college attainment rank

*Safety concerns prompt Portsmouth to push for bridge replacement

*Historic boom in Norfolk schools

*Va. test reform law includes no money for improved exams

*Virginia-launched spacecraft meets its end on the moon (“Craft, which took off in September to study the lunar atmosphere, crashes into the surface at about 3,000 mph.”)

*Washington Wizards control Chicago Bulls, 98-89, to take 3-1 lead in NBA playoff series

*Capitals start their search (“After the removal of George McPhee and Adam Oates, Washington will begin looking for the franchise’s new leaders.”)

*Rain develops late today; heavy at times through Wednesday (“The massive storm system in the Midwest throws bouts of rain at us through Wednesday, perhaps lingering to Thursday.”)