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Live from the inauguration ceremonies of Donald J. Trump

The Times-Mirror will be taking dispatches from local residents and the scene at the inauguration ceremonies in Washington.

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When it comes to inaugural crowds, does size matter?

Donald Trump says his inauguration will have "an unbelievable, perhaps record-setting turnout." Organizers of a protest the next day call it the biggest demonstration in history to welcome a new president.

Feds advise workaround on asset forfeiture rule; Herring’s office under scrutiny

The U.S. Department of Justice gave instructions on how to work around its own strict rules for spending money seized in investigations to Virginia's top prosecutor.

Obamacare advocates rally at Rep. Comstock’s district office in Sterling

More than 50 people worried about the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act gathered in Sterling Wednesday to bring their grievances to Rep. Barbara Comstock.

Conservative talk radio host Ingraham mulls U.S. Senate run

Conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham says she's considering a 2018 challenge to Democrat Tim Kaine for a U.S. Senate representing Virginia.

Congregations in Loudoun vow respect, quest for equality as inauguration nears

Over the past year, Loudoun faith leaders have been firsthand witnesses to the impact the presidential election had on members of their congregations.

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Governor hopeful Ed Gillespie stops in Leesburg during statewide kick-off tour

Ed Gillespie spoke to small business owners in Leesburg on Tuesday, as part of his five day tour across Virginia to kick off his bid to become Republican governor of Virginia

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Yes, that was Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman at Sen. Sessions’ confirmation hearing

Loudoun County residents watching U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing for U.S. attorney general last week may have recognized a familiar face in the background.

Marchers brave cold, rain for MLK event in D.C.

Despite rain and cold weather, marchers filled several blocks in Washington on Saturday as they rallied in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day march that was at times also a rally against President-elect Donald Trump.

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Deputy FBI director, an Ashburn resident, connected to IG review of the bureau, Justice Department

The new probe stems from the FBI's previous investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, comments from FBI Director James Comey and an ensuing letter released by Comey.

Kaine and Tillerson duel at secretary of state nominee’s confirmation hearing

“Senator, since I am no longer with ExxonMobil, I’m in no position to speak on their behalf. That question would have to be put to them," Tillerson said.

Comstock introduces bill to pave way for over-the-counter contraceptives

Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock has thrown her weight behind a bill that would allow women to buy birth control pills over the counter, without the need for prescriptions.

Governor promises to “lean in” on ethics, voting legislation

Terry McAuliffe says he’ll be actively promoting measures in this year’s legislative session aimed at strengthening the state’s ethics rules and making it easier to vote.

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MORE: Leesburg Town Council appoints interim council member after closed-door discussion

Leesburg Town Council tonight entered a closed executive session so they could have an “open and honest conversation” about appointing someone to serve on the town's governing body on an interim basis.

Comstock fights off criticism for Holman Rule vote

Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock is defending her vote in favor of an overarching rules package in the House of Representatives that includes an old rule enabling lawmakers to cut the pay of federal workers down to as little as a dollar.
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