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Plan to moor barges on the James sparks outcry (access required)

CHARLES CITY—In Charles City County, historic plantations, recreational boating and a wildlife refuge coexist along the James River as it meanders past Hopewell. Now a company is asking to moor barges near the plantations and the refuge, sparking widespread opposition ...

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Government releases man held for five years (access required)

ALEXANDRIA—Former professor Sami Al-Arian, who was once charged by the U.S. government with being a top Palestinian terrorist, has been released from custody for the first time in more than five years. Immigration authorities released Al-Arian to the custody of ...

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Kaine to agency heads: Get ready to slash (access required)

The Kaine administration ordered heads of state agencies last week to prepare contingencies for slashing their budgets by as much as 15 percent. The order from Gov. Timothy M. Kaine’s office went to directors of state departments as government copes ...

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