An American flag flies at half staff in front of a Realtors office to honor the fallen Navy SEALs who were based and trained close by at the Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, on August 8, 2011 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Virginia Ranked as ‘Most Patriotic’ State in the Country

As the Fourth of July approaches, the website WalletHub has ranked all 50 states — and sitting at the top is Virginia.

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Police Identify Man Whose Body Was Found in Va. Pond

Fairfax County Police have identified the man whose body was found in a pond.

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Sisters Sheila (left) and	Katherine Lyon disappeared from Wheaton Plaza in 1975. (Photo credit:

Perjury Charge in Missing Md. Sisters Case Certified in Va.

A perjury charge stemming from an investigation into the 1975 disappearance of two Maryland sisters is heading to a Bedford County grand jury.

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation Sues Va. Over Livestock Rules

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is suing Virginia water protection officials to require large livestock operations to fence off rivers and streams from their animals.


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Va’s Supply of Controversial Execution Drug Expires in Sept.

The controversial execution drug approved by the U.S. Supreme Court is used in Virginia, but no executions are scheduled and the state’s supply expires at the end of September.


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Foo Fighters Tweet Confirms July 4th Concert Is A Go

A Foo Fighters tweet confirms the July 4th concert at RFK stadium is on.


Sen. John McCain says Arizona's botched execution was a form of torture. (Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Justices Uphold Use of Drug Implicated in Botched Executions

The Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal injection executions Monday, as two dissenting justices said for the first time that they think it’s “highly likely” that the death penalty itself is unconstitutional.


The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.  (MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/Getty Images)

New Questions About Why More Women Than Men Have Alzheimer’s

Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it’s just because they tend to live longer than men.


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SpaceX Launch Ends in Failure, Rocket Erupts

A SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station erupted Sunday shortly after liftoff.


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Police Say Body Discovered in Fairfax County Pond

Fairfax County officials have pulled a body out of a pond and are investigating what may have caused the death.