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Virginia Beach, Virginia: Independent city in Virginia
Virginia Beach is an independent city located on the southeastern coast of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 437,994; in 2018, it was estimated to be 450,138. Although mostly suburban in character, it is the most populous city in Virginia and the 44th most populous city in the nation. Located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach is included in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. This area, known as "America's First Region", also includes the independent cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Suffolk, as well as other smaller cities, counties, and towns of Hampton Roads.


Virginia Beach gunman sent normal work emails before rampage, police say

The Virginia Beach city engineer who shot dead 12 people at his workplace and wounded four on May 31 left virtually no clues to his motive, sending an ordinary work email five minutes before his deadly..
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Families of victims in Virginia Beach massacre may get answers tonight

Virginia Beach officials are releasing the initial findings of the investigation into the May 31 shooting that killed 12 people.
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Virginia Beach official resigns over mass shooting response: Some say he fostered 'toxic work environment'

Members of the Virginia Beach Interdenominational Ministers Conference called for Hansen’s departure earlier this month.
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Mayors urge bipartisan action on gun control

Mayors across the country are asking Washington to take action on gun control. CBS News’ Adriana Diaz sat down with four mayors, from different political parties, whose cities have been shaken by gun..
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Former boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies after being hit by car

Former boxing champion Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker has died after he was hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach on Monday say Whitaker was a pedestrian when struck by the car..
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Former boxing champ "Sweet Pea" Whitaker killed in Virginia

Former world champion and Olympic gold medalist Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker has died after being hit by a vehicle in Virginia Beach, Virginia, police said
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Hall of Fame boxer Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker dies after being struck by vehicle

Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker died Sunday after being struck by a vehicle in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Hall of Fame boxer was 55 years old.
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Virginia Beach shooting survivor who won't return to crime scene has been arrested

A survivor of the mass shooting in Virginia Beach who doesn't want to return to his workplace has been arrested on a "disturbing the peace" charge.  
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6/2: Warner, Kennedy, Manchin

This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan interviews Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner, Sen. John Kennedy and Sen. Joe Manchin, and British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt..
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Virginia Beach mourns mass shooting victims, potential defective parts on Boeing 737 jets
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Virginia Beach gunman identified as longtime city employee; Veterans reflect on their service for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
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Supreme Court refuses to consider whether Second Amendment protects gun silencers

The Supreme Court refused to decide if the Second Amendment protects gun silencers such as one used in last month's deadly Virginia Beach shooting.
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Hundreds remember Katherine "Kate" Nixon as services begin for Virginia Beach shooting victims

The service to remember Katherine "Kate" Nixon ushered in the next wave of grief for a city still reeling from the worst mass shooting of 2019.
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Memorial services begin for victims of Virginia Beach shooting

Thursday night's funeral mass​ for Katherine "Kate" Nixon in Virginia Beach was among the first memorial services for the 12 people who died in Friday's massacre
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Remembering D-Day, Stanley Cup Final, Virginia Beach shooting victims: 5 things to know Thursday

World remembers D-Day 75 years later, Stanley Cup Final Game 5 and more things to start your Thursday morning.
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Virginia Beach hero yet another sacrificial American in yet another mass shooting

Facing gun violence, ordinary Americans stepped in where lawmakers fear to tread. Will Congress and the Virginia General Assembly step up?: Our view
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No gun law would have prevented Virginia Beach tragedy

American gun control movement has become a gun prohibition crusade, writes Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation.
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Northam announces special session on gun control

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced that he'll recall lawmakers to the state Capitol in the coming weeks to take up a package of gun-control legislation to prevent killings, like Friday's mass..
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Virginia governor Ralph Northam asks for 'votes and laws, not thoughts and prayers'

Virginia governor Ralph Northam is asking for votes and laws on gun control after 12 people were killed during a shooting in Virginia Beach.
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Virginia Beach Shooting Leads Governor to Call Special Session on Gun Violence

The governor’s move came after a gunman killed 12 people on Friday at the municipal center in Virginia Beach.
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam urges action on "common sense" gun reform

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced plans to call state legislators back to the capital to consider new legislation to address gun violence in the wake of a workplace shooting in Virginia Beach...
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Virginia governor calls for special session on gun control after Virginia Beach shootings

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam calls for a special legislative session to 'address gun violence,' four days after deadly rampage in Virginia Beach.
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After Virginia Beach shooting, don't say it's 'too soon' to fix gun laws: Patti Davis

Americans live in fear of guns and violence — fear that at a movie theater, concert or shopping mall, we will be next. And our lawmakers do nothing.
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Virginia Beach shooting survivors say training may have saved lives

New details are emerging about the 12 people who were shot and killed at a municipal building in Virginia Beach. Survivors said active shooter training may have saved lives. Jeff Pegues reports.
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‘I Will Not Say His Name’: Police Try to End Notoriety of Gunmen in Mass Shootings

They have called him “that 13th person,” “the suspect” and “the perpetrator.” Why Virginia Beach officials have maintained near silence about a gunman’s identity.
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Virginia Beach employees seek counseling

Virginia Beach city employees have been seeking counseling following the deadly shooting on Friday in which twelve of their co-workers died. (June 3)
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Virginia Beach killer said in resignation note it 'has been a pleasure' to be a public servant

The public utilities engineer who killed 12 co-workers in a shooting rampage in Virginia Beach resigned in a short, professional email shortly before the carnage began
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How cops cope with shooting trauma: 'They’re going to be forever changed,' Virginia Beach police chief says

Virginia Beach Police Chief Jim Cervera took USA TODAY through some of the body camera footage of Friday's mass shooting, saying he worries about the mental recovery of his officers.
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Factbox: Virginia Beach massacre among deadliest U.S. workplace shootings

The massacre on Friday of 12 people at a Virginia Beach, Virginia, municipal building was the work a veteran employee who had sent in his resignation hours before opening fire, according to police.
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In Virginia Beach, a struggle to return to routine less than 72 hours after tragedy

Virginia Beach residents try to piece together a sense of normalcy going back to work and school less than 72 hours after a gunman killed 12.
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Virginia Beach mass shooting reignites debate about silencers

The mass shooting in Virginia Beach that left 12 people dead has reignited the debate about silencers. The gunman used at least one .45-caliber pistol with a suppressor. CBS News' Errol Barnett has the..
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Bagpiper, singer, mother mourned among the dead of Virginia Beach massacre

The 12 victims of Friday's mass shooting at a Virginia Beach municipal building included an engineer who had recently taken up the bagpipes, an account clerk with a beautiful singing voice and a..
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Virginia Beach shooting victims were more than just co-workers

Virginia Beach Public Works spokesman Drew Lankford shares memories of victims in the municipal center shooting, many whom he called friends.
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'Got to see if anybody else needs help': Virginia Beach shooting hero died trying to save others

When Ryan Keith Cox and his co-workers heard the gunshots in Virginia Beach, he rushed to get them to safety and died trying to save others.
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Virginia Beach gunman resigned just hours before mass shooting

Investigators are trying to determine the motive for the shooting of 12 people at a Virginia Beach municipal building. The suspect is DeWayne Craddock, a 40-year-old engineer and 15-year employee of..
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Virginia Beach shooting survivor describes slain coworker's heroism

Virginia Beach police say the gunman who killed a dozen people appeared to have no specific targets. Those 12 people were killed at a municipal building on Friday. The shooter, who worked in that..
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Eye Opener: Trump kicks off his first state visit to the UK

The president lands in London this morning after a blast at Meghan Markle and the mayor who said he doesn't deserve a state visit. Also, a survivor of the Virginia Beach shooting remembers the..
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AP Top Stories June 3 A

Here's the latest for Monday June 3rd: President Trump begins trip to Britain; Vigil held for Virginia Beach shooting victims; Teenage girl attacked by shark on North Carolina coast; Flooding in..
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Virginia Beach shooting: What we know about the motive, the victims

12 people were killed Friday at a Virginia Beach municipal building. The suspected shooter was a 15-year veteran of public works. Here's what we know.
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Virginia Beach authorities share what they've learned about the gunman who took 12 lives

Virginia Beach authorities deliver an update on the mass shooting investigation. This is the full press conference from June 2.
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Police search for reason for Virginia Beach mass shooting

The reason why DeWayne Craddock shot up a Virginia Beach municipal building on Friday - killing 12 people, and severely wounding four others - may have died with him.
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