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Liberty University To Comply With Virus-Related Ban On In-Person Classes

The evangelical college, led by president Jerry Falwell, Jr., said it will comply with Virginia's new governmental directives concerning COVID-19.

virginia - The Huffington Post
10:15am PDT - March 31st, 2020

Coronavirus: Field hospitals treating coronavirus patients around world

As the number of cases globally soars, many countries build temporary hospitals for patients.

virginia - BBC News
4:13am PDT - March 30th, 2020

Liberty University welcomed coronavirus to campus last week, the New York Times reported. That's 'false,' university says.

After the New York Times reported that multiple Liberty students had gotten sick after returning to campus, the Virginia university pushed back.

virginia - USA Today
6:19pm PDT - March 29th, 2020

I was an AmeriCorps Member in West Virginia. The Benefits and Limitations of National Service.

In a cavernous ballroom at the Hilton Hotel Philadelphia in 2009 when I was twenty-one years old, I sat at a round table with the others whose name tags had also been stamped with the double green dots meaning we were headed for central Appalachia—West Virgin…

virginia - Time
2:07pm PDT - March 29th, 2020

New Yorkers irked to feel unwelcome in states fearing coronavirus spread

Many New Yorkers say they are miffed at being treated as the poster children of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, unwelcome in some states even if they are symptom-free.

virginia - Reuters
5:16pm PDT - March 27th, 2020

Birth, Death, Weddings: An Oral History of Covid-19 Disruptions

The pandemic is wreaking havoc on milestones and celebrations across the nation.

virginia - Wired
2:55pm PDT - March 27th, 2020

Doomsday preppers may have been on to something: Those who built nuclear shelters are now using them to ride out the coronavirus pandemic

Doomsday preppers are riding out the coronavirus pandemic in their bunkers, reported R.T. Walson for The Wall Street Journal. The founder of one doomsday compound told Business Insider he's seen a "huge surge in interest" in the business' offerings. Doomsday …

virginia - Business Insider
12:23pm PDT - March 27th, 2020

Daily Crunch: Clearstep’s chatbot offers in-depth COVID-19 screening

We look at an in-depth screener app for COVID-19, U.S. stocks take another tumble and Apple extends its free trial for Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 27, 2020. Stay safe and socially distanced this weekend! 1. Clearstep’s COVI…

virginia - TechCrunch
11:26am PDT - March 27th, 2020

Notarize to add 1,000 online notaries to address demand for remote transactions

Notarize, the platform that enables digital notarizations, announced that it is adding 1,000 notaries to address demand as more Americans are ordered to shelter in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but still need to sign important documents. The startup…

virginia - TechCrunch
1:08am PDT - March 27th, 2020

GAO Report: Clogged Toilets Onboard 2 U.S. Navy Warships Will Need $400,000 in Repairs

Toilets on two Virginia-based Navy aircraft carriers that have become repeatedly clogged could require treatments costing $400,000 each.

virginia - Time
12:07pm PDT - March 26th, 2020

Michigan, West Virginia, Indiana and Oregon issue stay-at-home orders

The governors of Michigan, Indiana, Oregon and West Virginia issued stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

virginia - Google News
3:29pm PDT - March 23rd, 2020

Bernie Sanders wins the Democrats Abroad caucus, see full results here

Samantha Lee/Business Insider Sen. Bernie Sanders won the Democrats abroad presidential caucus, earning nine pledged delegates. Democrats living abroad cast absentee ballots and voted from overseas between Super Tuesday on March 3 and March 10, but results we…

virginia - Business Insider
7:43am PDT - March 23rd, 2020

Bloomberg closed the last few campaign offices he promised to keep open throughout the presidential race, leaving hundreds unemployed during a pandemic

Former Mayor Mike Bloomberg of New York City closed the rest of his campaign offices on Friday, which he had promised to keep open throughout the 2020 election whether or not he became the Democratic nominee. Instead, he will transfer $18 million to the Democ…

virginia - Business Insider
10:05am PDT - March 20th, 2020

My Husband Is West Virginia’s First COVID-19 Patient. The State Almost Lost His Test Results

On March 17, Carolyn Vigil’s husband, James, became the first person in West Virginia to be diagnosed with COVID-19, meaning every U.S. state now has at least one confirmed case. Carolyn, who is 55 and now experiencing symptoms herself, spoke with TIME about …

virginia - Time
7:03am PDT - March 19th, 2020

Amazon donates $1 million to D.C. organizations helping those impacted by COVID-19 outbreak

Amazon announced this morning it’s making a $1 million donation that will be split among four Washington D.C. region community foundations that are working to support vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 crisis. The groups, ACT for Alexandria, Arlington…

virginia - TechCrunch
7:48am PDT - March 18th, 2020

Chelsea Manning recovering after suicide attempt

The ex-intelligence analyst was taken to hospital after attempt at a Virginia detention centre.

virginia - BBC News
3:34am PDT - March 12th, 2020

Chelsea Manning Attempts Suicide in Virginia Jail: Lawyer

A lawyer for Chelsea Manning said Wednesday that the former intelligence analyst tried to take her own life Wednesday, but was transported to a hospital where she is recovering.

virginia - Time
5:40pm PDT - March 11th, 2020

Scandal-scarred Virginia lawmaker now seeks justice reform

A Virginia lawmaker who was embroiled in a sex scandal a few years ago has pushed his way back into the political fold

virginia - ABC News
11:02am PDT - March 11th, 2020

96-Year-Old Iwo Jima War Hero Sees Navy Ship Commissioned in His Name

(NORFOLK, Va.) — A 96-year-old war hero looked on as military officials commissioned a U.S. Navy warship in honor of the veteran, the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from the Battle of Iwo Jima. The USS Hershel “Woody” Williams was commissioned Saturd…

virginia - Time
7:42pm PDT - March 8th, 2020

1929: Virginia Woolf

In 1928, addressing distinguished female students at the University of Cambridge, novelist and critic Virginia Woolf declared, “A woman must have money and a room of one’s own if she is to write fiction.” Replace “write fiction” with any creative, intellectua…

virginia - Time
3:33am PST - March 5th, 2020

GOP figures cast their votes for Biden, Warren

Some Republicans headed to the polls on Super Tuesday to vote Democratic.

virginia - ABC News
7:49pm PST - March 3rd, 2020

YouTube's tweaks to recommend fewer conspiracy videos seem to be working

One of the most important aspects of YouTube is its recommendation engine, as the vast majority of views and watch time come from suggested content, rather than direct traffic. The platform does a good job of determining which videos would be relevant to a gi…

virginia - Engadget
5:44pm PST - March 3rd, 2020

Bloomberg spent 50 times as much as Biden in Virginia and still got demolished

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg spent $18 million on television and radio ads just in Virginia, but might not break the 15% threshold to win any statewide delegates. Bloomberg came in a distant third in the commonwealth behind Biden, who dominated t…

virginia - Business Insider
5:13pm PST - March 3rd, 2020

Virginia bans conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors

Conversion therapy was banned in Virginia for LGBTQ minors.

virginia - ABC News
4:09pm PST - March 3rd, 2020

Gov. Northam-backed gun control bills pass in Virginia

Parts of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's sweeping gun control legislation have won final passage in the General Assembly

virginia - ABC News
11:23am PST - February 28th, 2020