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Sunday News: George Allen “stunned” by Donald Trump; Another Redistricting Lawsuit Coming


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, September 13.

*Tech company: No indication that Clinton’s e-mail server was ‘wiped’

*The Jeremy Corbyn Story: Profile of Labour’s new leader

*Ex-tennis star Blake wants NYC officer fired (Agreed.)

*The squirrels sitting on the GOP’s head (“Why would any candidate align himself with the sort of ignorance that prompts someone to carry a sign comparing the U.S. Supreme Court to the Islamic State? Because stupid sells, apparently.”)

*Obama’s Secret Weapon (“The GOP helped convince Democrats to support the president’s Iran deal”)

*Half Of California’s Electricity Will Come From Renewable Energy In 15 Years (Your move, Virginia!)

*An end to Virginia’s abortion battles? (“The effort to shutter abortion clinics in Virginia, launched by Republican lawmakers in 2011, has wilted under the weight of law and logic. Now the state’s Board of Health is poised to end the assault on abortion rights in the commonwealth. It’s high time.”)

*Former Senator George Allen ‘stunned’ by Donald Trump’s popularity in GOP

*Schapiro: For pained pols, another turn of the redistricting screw (“This week in Richmond – roughly 50 days before decisive legislative elections – opponents of partisan gerrymandering will file a much-anticipated lawsuit challenging as illegal district boundaries for the House of Delegates and the Virginia Senate.”)

*Campaigns ramp up state Senate push with TV spots in key races

*Huge prehistoric fish make a fragile comeback in the James, York rivers

*Arlington official: Don’t laugh at crazy transportation ideas (“The JPods or gondolas – some folks might chuckle, but at least the residents are coming up with options, and those who oppose things are not”)

*Lifeless Nats muster just three hits, fall 9.5 games back after 2-0 loss to Miami (Blech.)

*D.C. area forecast: Cool Sunday breeze gives way to a magnificent Monday and beyond

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