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Rebecca Hagelin

The Miracle that is you

Dear beloved grandchild, you are a squirmy one! My daughter giggled at my squeals of joy from feeling you softly “dance” inside her.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is interviewed by a reporter at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

McAuliffe to give opening speech at Pocahontas Reframed American Indian film festival in Richmond

- The Washington Times

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will deliver the opening night address at the Pocahontas Reframed Native American Storytellers Film Festival Friday evening. The festival, part of the legacy project of Virginia’s American Evolution 2019 Commemoration, includes films by American Indian filmmakers as well as narratives and documentaries about their contributions to early and ongoing American culture.

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Election Day 2017: 5 things to know

- The Washington Times

Tuesday is Election Day. Not the big one, of course, and the one from which much of America remains hungover since Donald Trump won the presidential race 365 days ago.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie, right, gestures during a debate with Democratic challenger Ralph Northam, left, during a debate at University of Virginia-Wise in Wise, Va., Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Gillespie, Northam spar over tax plans for Virginia

- The Washington Times

The centerpiece of Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie's economic plan is an across-the-board tax cut he says will spur tens of thousands of new jobs — but he promises it will take effect only if it doesn't break the budget.

The sick hospital syndrome

- The Washington Times

Let's give the report that gives passing and failing safety grades to America's hospitals a new take on the sick hospital syndrome.

D.C. education plan evades teaching and learning

- The Washington Times

The District's latest version of a five-year strategic education plan is in hand, and like its earlier version, it lists objectives and markers on a measuring stick to determine how well schools and students stack up.

In this June 10, 2016, file photo, Officer Caesar Goodson, center, leaves the courthouse after his trial in the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Baltimore officer testifies at hearing that it's dangerous to seatbelt prisoners

- Associated Press

The Baltimore officer that arrested a black man who later suffered fatal injuries in a police van testified at the van driver's disciplinary hearing Wednesday that he still considers it dangerous to put a seatbelt on an uncooperative prisoner in the confines of a police van, even though current police policy now requires it.

Republican candidate for governor Ed Gillespie has the backing of both the Republican National Committee and Republican Governors Association, with the head of the state's Republican chapter saying they are "all-in." (Associated Press)

GOP is 'all-in,' sending $15M to back Gillespie

- The Washington Times

Virginia Republican candidates suffered close losses in the 2013 governor's race and the 2014 Senate race amid complaints that a little more support from national Republicans might have turned defeat into victory.

Nathan Larson

Thanks, McAuliffe, for letting felons run for office

Once upon a time, a governor elected by the people for the people decided that anyone who had ever committed a felony -- like murder and rape and, maybe, threatening to kill the president of the United States -- should be treated just like a law-abiding citizen. With the stroke of a pen, he restored voting rights to thousands and thousands of ex-felons.