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Commuters in Washington, D.C., suffer the most, losing an average of 82 hours a year to rush-hour slowdowns, a new study finds Photo/one.arch.tamu.edu

Surprised? Washington D.C. region has nation’s worst traffic

More jobs and cheaper gasoline come with a big, honking downside: U.S. roads are more clogged than ever now that the recession is in the rearview mirror.

Rep. Comstock visits Israel, stresses opposition to Iran deal

U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock says an August trip to Israel with dozens of her congressional colleagues reaffirmed her decision to oppose President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran.

MORE: Thousands of Loudoun residents included in Ashley Madison data dump

The Ashley Madison website pronounces itself “the world's leading married dating service for discreet encounters.”

Bob McDonnell’s freedom bid on hold until prosecutors respond

The U.S. Supreme Court will receive written arguments from federal prosecutors before deciding whether former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell must go to prison while he appeals his corruption convictions, Chief Justice John Roberts said in an order Monday.

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Report: Video shows raid of Dimitri Kesari’s home in Hamilton

There’s a new development in the tale of Hamilton Town Councilman Dimitri Kesari, who earlier this month was indicted on federal election and campaign finance charges.

Virginia GOP may require presidential hopefuls to support eventual nominee

Republican candidate Donald Trump, who leads the packed field of candidates in virtually every major poll, has refused to commit to supporting the nominee if he doesn’t secure the nomination.

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‘No Red Hill Tower’ group targets five Loudoun supervisors

A single-issue advocacy group is calling out five Loudoun supervisors who voted to allow a nearly 200-feet-tall water tower near the rural policy area close to the Brambleton and Willowsford communities.

Dominion’s donations partially subsidized by its customers

Virginia residents have been billed tens of thousands of dollars to pay for donations the state's most powerful electricity company has made to politically connected charities, according to company records obtained by The Associated Press.

Cheating website subscribers included White House, Congress workers

Hundreds of U.S. government employees — including some with sensitive jobs in the White House, Congress and law enforcement agencies — used Internet connections in their federal offices to access and pay membership fees to the cheating website Ashley Madison, The Associated Press has learned.

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Court denies Bob McDonnell’s request to remain free during appeal

His legal options running out, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Thursday turned to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking that he be allowed to stay out of prison while he makes his final appeal on public corruption convictions.

Virginia unemployment rate decreases

Good news for Virginia’s workforce. Virginia’s unemployment rate decreased to 4.8 percent in July.

Panel recommends narrowing Virginia open records exemption

The exemption allows the governor, city managers and county administrators to withhold the documents, known as working papers, along with their correspondence.

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Va. ranked eighth worst in country for gender equality in new WalletHub study

Virginia women looking for more gender equality in the workplace might set their sights on Hawaii, ranked number one in a WalletHub study for gender equality in the country.

THURSDAY UPDATE: Loudoun commuter bus drivers hold ‘unsanctioned sickout’

More than a dozen Loudoun County commuter bus drivers orchestrated an “unsanctioned sickout” today, affecting service routes from Brambleton and Leesburg all the way to Potomac Falls.

Va. newspaper presses circuit court clerks for more access; Loudoun clerk weighs in

Most court clerks in Virginia oppose releasing an expanded set of public records that have shown sentencing disparity based on race and low rates of prosecution of sexual assaults in Virginia.
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