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Virginia News Headlines: Sunday Morning


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, May 25.

*Shooter’s video vowed a ‘day of retribution’ (For more on this, see the video.)

*Ukrainians head to the polls, except in the restive east

*Pope Francis calls Israeli-Palestinian stalemate unacceptable (“Pope also chose to arrive in West Bank from Jordan rather than via Israel in a symbolic nod towards Palestinian statehood”)

*More than half of Ukip voters were disenchanted Tories, Ashcroft poll finds (“Poll also suggests support for Nigel Farage may not last until general election, with only 51% of Ukip voters likely to do so again in 2015”)

*Jewish museum attack leaves three dead in Brussels (“Fears of a resurgence in violent antisemitism after gunman opens fire killing three and injuring one on eve of elections”)

*Briefly put: Jim Webb tries to clarify comments (“Asked if he might run for president, he responded noncommittally – surprising, not least because he gave every appearance of loathing his one and only political campaign.”)

*After years behind the scenes, Ed Gillespie is now up front (He’ll almost certainly be back behind the scenes again, doing serious damage to our country, come November…)

*Don Beyer for Va.’s 8th District Democratic primary

*Jim Webb for VA Secretary

*With a month to go, no break in Virginia budget impasse

*Schapiro: In New Kent, Brat backers hope to hold Cantor accountable (“They’ve twice drawn blood: blocking Cantor’s allies from dominating the Henrico delegation to the Republican convention in Roanoke and voting out his choice for 7th District chairman. The big shot who controls the House can’t control his home base.”)

*Activists take U.Va. professor to task

*Stadium plan could die just as its details become clearer

*Alexandria plans for Metro at developing Potomac Yard

*McAuliffe: State not ready for a Hampton Roads evacuation

*Hungry for more revenues, Fairfax considers a tax on restaurant meals

*Fixing holes in Norfolk’s net

*D.C. area forecast: Warmer today before a summery Memorial Day; storm chances return midweek


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