Tag: Virginia

Pennsylvania Will Honor the Snot Otter. It’s Not Even the Strangest State Animal.

For an animal covered in mucus and nicknamed the “snot otter,” the eastern hellbender salamander is awfully picky about where it will live. Polluted rivers and streams, along with dams and loss of habitat, have significantly reduced the population of eastern hellbenders across the Eastern United States. They’ve been considered for addition to the federal […]

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Color Me Shocked: 2 Virginia Police Officers Fired for Ties to White Supremacist Orgs

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) Frankly, the shock is not so much that two Virginia police officers from separate jurisdictions were caught tied to two distinct, respective white supremacist groups, but that they were fired after said affiliations became known. For years, there has been evidence that law enforcement has been targeted and infiltrated by […]

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2 Virginia Police Officers Are Fired Amid Allegations of Links to White Nationalists

Two Virginia police officers who worked for different agencies were fired this week after an anti-fascist group linked them to white nationalist organizations. The first case involved Sgt. Robert A. Stamm of the Virginia Division of Capitol Police, who had been assigned to protests calling on Gov. Ralph Northam to resign over a racist yearbook […]

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Terry McAuliffe Will Not Run for President

WASHINGTON — Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia said Wednesday he would not run for president, concluding that his moderate profile would have limited appeal when Democratic voters appear to be choosing between younger, progressive contenders and veteran politicians like Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who is expected to […]

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Is Dick Bennett Watching His Son Coach at the National Championship?

Getty 31 Mar 2000: Head coach Dick Bennett of Wisconsin watches over his team during practice for the Final Four at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana. Wisconsin will take on Michigan State Saturday during the National Semifinal round of the NCAA Final Four. DIGITAL IMAGE Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn/ALLSPORT Dick Bennett is usually too […]

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Virginia Basketball Roster & Starting Lineup vs. Texas Tech

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – APRIL 06: De’Andre Hunter #12 of the Virginia Cavaliers reacts after defeating the Auburn Tigers 63-62 during the 2019 NCAA Final Four semifinal at U.S. Bank Stadium on April 6, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) The Virginia Cavaliers are seeking their first-ever NCAA men’s tournament title on Monday, […]

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Texas Tech vs. Virginia National Championship: Have Teams Met in NCAA Tournament Before?

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – APRIL 06: Kyle Guy #5 of the Virginia Cavaliers celebrates with teammates after defeating the Auburn Tigers 63-62 during the 2019 NCAA Final Four semifinal at U.S. Bank Stadium on April 6, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) The final game of the 2019 NCAA men’s basketball tournament is […]

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Texas Tech vs. Virginia National Championship: Betting Line, Prediction & Pick

Getty Matt Mooney #13 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders reacts in the second half against the Michigan State Spartans during the 2019 NCAA Final Four semifinal. Defense is guaranteed to win the championship this season, as Texas Tech and Virginia both won their Final Four matchups Saturday to advance to the national championship game […]

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WATCH: Virginia Title Hopes Alive After Auburn’s Samir Doughty Fouls Kyle Guy

Getty Virginia Cavaliers guard Kyle Guy Auburn looked poised to advance to the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament final. The Tigers led 62-60 with just 1.5 seconds left in regulation. Virginia inbounded to Kyle Guy, who tried a fadeaway triple. He missed, but Auburn’s Samir Doughty hacked Guy. The Cavaliers guard nailed all 3 free throws […]

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Virginia Basketball: Have Cavaliers Ever Won NCAA Tournament?

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – APRIL 05: The Virginia Cavaliers huddle during practice prior to the 2019 NCAA men’s Final Four at U.S. Bank Stadium on April 5, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) The University of Virginia’s men’s basketball team is trying to advance to the national championship game on Saturday night. If […]

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Dick Bennett, Tony Bennett’s Dad: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Getty Head coach Dick Bennett of Wisconsin gives instructions to his team during a time-out during the semifinal round of the NCAA Final Four against Michigan State. Tony Bennett is two wins away from winning his and Virginia’s first basketball national championship. The Cavaliers head coach leads his troops against Auburn Saturday night in Minneapolis […]

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‘It Just Went Poof’: The Strange Aftermath of Virginia’s Cascade of Political Scandals

RICHMOND, Va. — More than a dozen state lawmakers filed onto the stage, summoned by the smiling leader of their state: Ralph S. Northam, the governor of Virginia. On the governor’s right were a handful of House Democrats, who as a group in February said they were “no longer confident in the governor’s representation of […]

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Surviving Justin Fairfax? Accuser Calls Foul on Lt. Gov.’s Tears About Being ‘Lynched’

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin FairfaxPhoto: Associated Press Oprah’s bestie has done it again, casting a spotlight on yet another sordid tale of sexual assault by garnering a sitdown with one of the major players at the heart of the Justin Fairfax story. Last month, Gayle King shone the harsh light on perpetually accused R. Kelly. […]

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Editorial Observer: How Blackface Feeds White Supremacy

Nineteenth-century minstrel entertainers spawned a racist caricature that endures to this day when they darkened their faces to portray black people as grinning, dancing simpletons. The white men who donned tattered clothing and blackened themselves with burned cork introduced working-class patrons who had never so much as met an African-American to the dimwitted stereotype whose […]

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Kihei Clark: How the Forgotten Recruit Saved Virginia

Getty Kehei Clark of the Virginia Cavaliers, who saved their season against the Oregon Ducks. Despite standing just 5’9″, Virginia freshman Kihei Clark looks to be the Cavaliers latest diamond in the rough recruit to pay huge dividends. Playing his high school basketball at Taft High School in Southern California, Clark flew under the radar […]

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