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Virginia Target workers seek to unionize amid surge in labor organizing efforts

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Workers at a Target store in Christiansburg, Virginia, have filed for a union election and, if successful, the store would be the first belonging to the retail chain to unionize. Target has long opposed unionization, ...

Orlando review – make a date for Virginia Woolf’s puckish time traveller

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A list of pronouns for each cast and creative member in this production arrives before opening night. It tells us that Taylor McClaine, the actor playing the show’s titular character, uses they/them, which feels apt f...

How restrictions on syringe programs led to a severe HIV outbreak in West Virginia

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Christine Teague works to find clients “under the bridge and by the dumpster”. Typically, they are people who inject drugs. Often, they are unhoused. All have HIV. Once she finds them, Teague, who is the director of t...

Democratic senator Joe Manchin cuts ad for West Virginia Republican

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Joe Manchin has recorded an ad for a Republican in a West Virginia US House election, in which the Democratic senator trumpets his opposition to Joe Biden’s Build Back Better domestic spending plan. “David McKinley ha...

Former Virginia police officer convicted of storming US Capitol

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A federal jury has convicted a former Virginia police officer of storming the US Capitol with another off-duty officer, to obstruct Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory. Jurors on Monday convict...

West Virginia Republicans miss own deadline to pass schools race bill

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Republicans who enjoy a supermajority in the West Virginia legislature nonetheless failed to pass a controversial bill restricting how race is taught in public schools because they missed a midnight deadline in the fi...

More than 1,000 Hershey’s workers vote on plan to unionize Virginia plant

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Around 1,300 workers at a Hershey’s candy manufacturing plant in Stuarts Draft, Virginia, are voting on whether to unionize, in a move organizers say is led by older workers seeking to ensure good benefits for newer e...

Prince Andrew settles Virginia Giuffre sexual assault case in US

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The Duke of York has settled the sex assault case filed against him by Virginia Giuffre for an undisclosed sum, sparing him the humiliation of giving evidence in a trial and protecting the royal family from further re...

Virginia governor Youngkin apologizes after mixing up Black state senators

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The Virginia governor, Glenn Youngkin, has apologized after mistaking one Black legislator for another in a text message. Youngkin is the new Republican governor of the state, which has trended Democrat in recent elec...

West Virginia students to stage walkout over Christian revival at high school

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Between calculus and European history classes at a West Virginia public high school, 16-year-old Cameron Mays and his classmates were told by their teacher to go to an evangelical Christian revival assembly. When stud...

Virginia woman charged for threats to ‘bring every gun’ over school mask rule

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A Virginia mother was charged with making a threat on school property after she told local board members she would bring “every single gun loaded” if the district instituted a mask mandate. Renewed mask fights were to...

Glenn Youngkin attempts to ban critical race theory on day one as Virginia governor

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Virginia’s newly elected Republican governor has immediately passed a swath of conservative orders – ranging from attempts to alter local school curriculums to loosening public health mandates during the pandemic – af...

Virginia Giuffre: Prince Andrew accuser in spotlight after years of fighting to be heard

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Virginia Giuffre was a teenager working as a locker-room assistant at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida in 2000 when she says she was approached by Ghislaine Maxwell. Maxwell asked her if she wanted to becom...

Virginia Giuffre seeks testimony from Prince Andrew’s former assistant

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Prince Andrew’s longtime accuser Virginia Giuffre is seeking testimony from his former equerry, according to court papers in her sexual abuse lawsuit against the royal. Giuffre’s attorneys said on Friday that they had...

Virginia Giuffre ‘unlikely to accept purely financial settlement’ with Prince Andrew

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The Duke of York’s accuser Virginia Giuffre would be unlikely to accept a “purely financial settlement” to end her sexual assault civil lawsuit against the royal, her lawyer has said. David Boies was speaking after a ...

Virginia police identify two women believed to be victims of serial killer

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Authorities in Virginia have positively identified the remains of two women they say were killed by a man they believe is a serial killer who used a shopping cart to transport his victims’ bodies after meeting them on...

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