Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" due to its status as the first English colonial possession established in mainland North America and "Mother of Presidents" because eight U.S. presidents were born there, more than any other state. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city, and Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision. The Commonwealth's estimated population as of 2018 is over 8.5 million.
Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton of Virginia discusses the hot topics going into 2020, the scandals facing her home state's leadership, and the Mueller report on this week's edition of "The Takeout" with.. CBS News - Published
Police arrested a 17-year-old boy on Friday over a racist threat of violence posted online that prompted authorities to close all the schools in Charlottesville, Virginia, for two days. Reuters - Published
According to Reuters, The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether a man serving life in prison over his role in a deadly 2002 shooting spree in the Washington area should be resentenced..
As the #2 seed in the South Region, Tennessee is hoping to reach the Final Four after a blowout loss to Auburn in the championship game of the SEC Tournament. To get there, the team could have to face.. CBS News - Published
Schools in Charlottesville, Virginia, remained closed for a second consecutive day on Friday as police investigated a threat of racist violence against non-white students that had been posted online,.. Reuters - Published
Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton of Virginia says some of her constituents are still feeling the effects of the government shutdown that ended in January. Wexton explains the problem to CBS News' Major.. CBS News - Published
Two people are dead and multiple others are injured following a charter bus crash Tuesday in Virginia, according to police. The bus was heading north on Interstate 95 when it overturned. CBS News - Published
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider Virginia's plea to reinstate the life-without-parole sentence of a man who as a teenager participated in sniper shootings that terrorized the Washington,.. CBS News - Published
"Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan spoke with Sen. Tim Kaine for the show's March 17, 2019 broadcast. The Virginia Democrat had been visiting the Colombia-Venezuela border.* CBS News - Published
Judge Amy Berman Jackson has sentenced former Trump campaign manger Paul Manafort to 73 months in prison, some of which will run concurrent to the nearly 4-year sentence in his Virginia case. CBS News'.. CBS News - Published