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Virginia: State in the United States
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. 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 2019 is over 8.54 million.

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Ramadan under lockdown in Virginia [Video]

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Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels staged a flyover in Washington D.C. Saturday to honor the front-line workers fighting the coronavirus outbreak.

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Testing in U.S. prisons finds huge asymptomatic population

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Mass coronavirus testing jis expanding in prisons. Large numbers of inmates are testing positive, yet showing no symptoms. In state prison systems in Arkansas, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia, 96% of..

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The United States has seen more than 40,000 people die from the novel coronavirus as of Sunday. According to Reuters, that's the highest fatality rate in the world and almost double the number of..

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The US Navy Hospital Ship Is Leaving New York

On Tuesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo agreed to ship the US Navy hospital ship Comfort back to its original base in Virginia. The US Navy hospital ship was sent to Manhattan, New York in late March to..

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American black and brown minorities worst hit during coronavirus pandemic [Video]

American black and brown minorities worst hit during coronavirus pandemic

Minorities in the United States are being disproportionately affected by the spread of coronavirus due to economic disparities and lack of data collection.

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People Begin To Protest Stay-At-Home Orders [Video]

People Begin To Protest Stay-At-Home Orders

After the coronavirus outbreak hit the U.S., 42 states issued stay-at-home orders. The orders disrupted the lives of millions of Americans, closing several businesses and hurting the economy. Without..

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Back to work protests spread to Texas [Video]

Back to work protests spread to Texas

Texas became the latest U.S. state Saturday hit by a protest largely from supporters of President Donald Trump anxious to get back to work, while the governor of New York said his coronavirus-battered..

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Trump taunts governors, encourages lockdown protesters [Video]

Trump taunts governors, encourages lockdown protesters

The U.S. coronavirus crisis took a sharp political turn on Friday as President Donald Trump lashed out at four Democratic governors over their handling of the pandemic after having conceded that states..

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Trump says stay-at-home protesters 'seem to be very responsible' [Video]

Trump says stay-at-home protesters 'seem to be very responsible'

During the coronavirus Task Force briefing on Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump spoke about protesters defying state-imposed restrictions due to the coronavirus, such as in Michigan and Virginia. "I..

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