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West Virginia is a state in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States, though it is also considered part of the Mid-Atlantic Southeast Region. It is bordered by Pennsylvania to the northeast, Maryland to the east and northeast, Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, and Ohio to the northwest. West Virginia is the 41st-largest state by area and ranks 38th in population, with around 1.791 million residents. The capital and largest city is Charleston.

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US presidential polls: Biden wins 192 electoral votes, Trump crawling at 114 [Video]

US presidential polls: Biden wins 192 electoral votes, Trump crawling at 114

As votes for US presidential elections are being counter, President Donald Trump and Republican nominee has won states of Indiana, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Arkansas, South Dakota,..

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Polls Begin To Close On Most Divisive Election In U.S. History [Video]

Polls Begin To Close On Most Divisive Election In U.S. History

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Jeannette Williams-Parker, Nurse in a Virus Hot Spot, Dies at 48

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News consumers in the heartland

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West Virginia mail carrier guilty of election fraud after altering ballot requests to Republican

Thomas Cooper admitted to having tampered some of the requests he delivered "as a joke." He did not know any of the voters whose requests he changed.  
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West Virginia teachers continue strike against education bill

The teachers union in West Virginia stopped lawmakers from passing a bill that would fund charter schools. But teachers say the fight isn't over. This comes as teachers in Oakland, California prepare..
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Many W.Va. residents do not consider their water safe despite assurances

Ten days after a chemical used to clean coal leaked into and contaminated the water supply in nine West Virginia counties, officials say the water is safe to drink again. Many residents, knowing that..
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W. Va. water troubles continue; company responsible for chemical spill files for bankruptcy

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1/11: A-Rod's alleged supplier speaks out publicly; West Virginia residents unsure when water will be safe again

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One West Virginia food bank's most-requested item: Water

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Former V.A. Nursing Assistant Is Charged in Deaths of Seven Patients

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Coronavirus live updates: Global cases top 5M; new pool rules ahead of Memorial Day; Ohio, West Virginia reopen indoor dining

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Robocalls hit 58.5 billion in 2019, up 22%. Residents in some states get 2 or more daily

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Tighter Food Stamp Rules Crowded Soup Kitchens, Not Job Rosters

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American firefighters cheered after landing in Australia to help battle deadly bushfires

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