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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, May 29. Also, check out the photo of Republican “attack dog” Barbara Comstock smiling approvingly at her friend Dick Black, the extremist who recently sent a letter praising Syrian war criminal Bashar al-Assad. Of course, Comstock has been endorsed by numerous extremists (e.g., Mark Levin, John Bolton, Sean Hannity), so this is nothing new.

*Missing Malaysia jet MH370 not in search area, officials say

*New Video: Neil deGrasse Tyson Destroys Climate Deniers (“The next episode of Cosmos will make the anti-science crowd’s heads explode. Here’s a preview.”)

*Doctor of division (“Ben Carson’s radical remarks serve a purpose.”)

*Obama outlines a doctrine where restraint makes us stronger

*John Boehner’s friends plot tea party crackdown

*Barack Obama still undecided on Eric Shinseki

*Chamber Of Commerce Blasts EPA Rule That Doesn’t Exist (These people are hysterical. And dead wrong.)

*Va. House GOP rebuffs Hoosier Medicaid plan appeals (“Without a state budget first, Virginia House of Delegates Republican leaders won’t consider Indiana’s conservative-minded Medicaid expansion plan whether the entreaty is from Democratic Gov. Terry McAullife or Hoosier state GOP Gov. Mike Pence.”)

*Warner begins campaign kickoff tour

*State senator criticized by Democrats over letter praising Syria’s Assad (But note that Republicans are silent. That speaks volumes.)

*Virginia’s budget shortfall could top $1 billion (“The decline in revenue over the next two years could force deep spending cuts.”)

*Right, left rip Cantor on immigration

*Even back home in Virginia, Cantor feels the pressure on immigration from both sides (“House Majority Leader Eric Cantor took heat in his own backyard Wednesday from both sides of the immigration debate, trying to fend off a primary challenge from his right flank even as he faces scorching pressure from immigrant rights advocates to lead Republicans in passing legislation”)

*McAuliffe chides House GOP as unwilling to compromise on budget

*Deputy state mental health official announces retirement

*The trial nobody wanted (“Virginians who had hoped to avoid the spectacle of a public corruption trial of the state’s former governor and first lady appear unlikely to get their wish.”)

*Maya Angelou touched lives in region (“At Virginia Tech, Nikki Giovanni said that Angelou’s death is sad but that her life is worth remembering.”)

*Virginians remember Angelou’s talent, generosity

*Article from 1933 refutes cherished tale on history of Redskins name (” Contrary to the team’s contention, it wasn’t named to honor a Native American coach.”)

*Dramatically cooler today and rainy (“Today is just raw and wet, but the weekend is shaping up as near perfect.”)