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  • Former Va. governor revives slavery museum vision

    Former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder resurrected his vision of a national slavery museum on Thursday, proposing to locate it in a former church that once was a sanctuary for slaves and freedmen.

  • ** FILE ** Former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder.

    Wilder endorses McAuliffe for Virginia governor

    Democrat Terry McAuliffe secured the endorsement on Thursday of the mercurial L. Douglas Wilder, the nation's first elected black governor.

  • ** FILE ** Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe addresses the Virginia Energy and Opportunity Forum in Arlington, Va., Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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  • Gov. Bob McDonnell

    McDonnell signs repeal of Virginia's one-gun-a-month law

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday signed a measure to repeal the state's nearly 20-year-old ban on purchasing more than one handgun per month, delivering a major victory to gun rights advocates in the state.

  • City State: Morning Roundup

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  • ** FILE ** Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder (Associated Press)

    IN OTHER WORDS: Football fandom triumphs over all

    A three-judge panel threw out a lawsuit last week against Maryland's new congressional map, brought by plaintiffs who argued it illegally diluted black voting power.

  • City State: Morning Roundup

    Va. officials meet to discuss possible Silver Line overruns; Deadly night in D.C.; Gingrich to Richmond; Maryland GOP: New map protects powerful Democrats; Md. judge hears redistricting suit; D.C. wants to overhaul cabs; Judge hears update about Wilder-led bankrupt slavery museum.

  • Ronald Moten (The Washington Times)

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  • CityState: Wilder says Kaine 'not a shoo-in'

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  • ** FILE ** President Barack Obama, left, and Nevada Sen. Harry Reid wave to the crowd at the end of a rally Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, in Las Vegas. (Associated Press)

    Democrats try to stir enthusiasm among black voters

    Democrats are turning to black voters for help in next week's midterm elections, hoping they can be the jolt of energy needed to stem projected losses by winning key competitive congressional and gubernatorial races.

  • Sen. John McCain smiles as he is introduced Monday at a rally at the Atlantic Aviation FBO hangar in Moon Township, Pa. (Katie Falkenberg/The Washington Times)

    All eyes on Pennsylvania as bellwether of McCain's fate

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  • Lion of school desegregation celebrated

    RICHMOND (AP) — Fifty-three years ago, the doors to America's segregated public schools were forced open for all children, regardless of color. Largely to thank for that was a Virginia lawyer named Oliver White Hill.

  • Wilder son eyed over lost funds

    Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney Michael N. Herring is expected to announce early next month the status of an investigation into roughly $170,000 missing from Mayor L. Douglas Wilder's 1989 gubernatorial campaign fund.

  • Wilder son eyed over lost funds

    Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney Michael N. Herring is expected to announce early next month the status of an investigation into roughly $170,000 missing from Mayor L. Douglas Wilder's 1989 gubernatorial campaign fund.

  • Wilder says next president will be Clinton or Obama

    The first black candidate elected governor says he's confident that the next president of the United States will be a white woman or a black man.

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  • Wilder said he is in "preliminary discussions" with the owners of the former First African Baptist Church to use the sanctuary as the future home of the slavery museum.

  • Wilder, a grandson of slaves who became America's first elected black governor in 1989, has said he was inspired to tell the story of slavery after he led a delegation to Africa in the 1990s.

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