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Virginia News Headlines: Thursday Morning


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, September 25. Also check out the video of President Obama opening the U.N. Security Council summit.

*Barack Obama to create world’s largest ocean reserve in the Pacific (“Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, which bans commercial fishing, to be expanded to six times its current size”)

*US strikes Isil’s lucrative oil facilities in Syria

*Airstrikes in Syria kill a leader of al-Qaeda cell

*Obama’s Iraq Is Not Bush’s Iraq

*President Obama calls for more allies in fight against ISIL

*ESPN Suspends Bill Simmons For Calling Roger Goodell A Liar, After ESPN Reported Roger Goodell Is A Liar (ESPN suspsends one of its employees for telling the truth? Cowards.)

*Does Team Hillary Want a Democratic Challenge?

*Comstock, Foust go on the attack in second debate (“Comstock’s line of assault was best encapsulated by a quote from Margaret Thatcher that she paraphrased: ‘If you want something said, ask my male colleague. If you want something done, ask me.'” Why isn’t that sexist, btw?)

*In wake of McDonnell conviction, McAuliffe to announce ethics commission (Bill Bolling and ethics, eh? Alrighty.)

*Redskins owner Dan Snyder gives $25K to Virginia Gov. McAuliffe’s PAC (Speaking of ethics, or lack thereof, how do contributions like this – from someone with major business before the state – fit into the overall “ethics reform” category?)

*Today’s Top Opinion: Kaine is right on war powers (In theory, yes, but the Teapublican Congress doesn’t have its act together on foreign policy or anything else.)

*Pro-Warner Super Pac has spent $1.4 million on anti-Gillespie ads

*Warner still leading Gillespie in polls of likely voters (Except it’s a Roanoke College “poll,” so ignore.)

*Vice President Biden in Norfolk to boost port

*Suspect in U-Va. student case taken into custody in Texas

*Showers exit this morning, but clouds linger; superb weekend lies ahead


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