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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., honorary co-chair of No Labels, is interviewed on the launch of "No Labels Radio" at SiriusXM studios on May 15, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

NRA Launches Attack Ad Against Sen. Manchin Over Background Check Bill

After years of showering U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin with stellar ratings and campaign endorsements, the National Rifle Association targeted the West Virginia Democrat with a TV ad launched Wednesday over his continuing push for broader gun buyer background checks.

06/13/2013

File photo of Sen. Jay Rockefeller (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Rockefeller Frets Over Student Loan Interest Hike

Student-loan interest rates will rise July 1 if Congress doesn’t act, and U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller is sounding alarms.

05/31/2013

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Nearly All US States See Hefty Drop In Teen Births

The nation’s record-low teen birth rate stems from robust declines in nearly every state, but most dramatically in several Mountain States and among Hispanics, according to a new government report.

05/23/2013

File photo of the U.S. Capitol. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

GOP Faces Senate Recruitment Woes In Key States

Republicans are struggling to recruit strong U.S. Senate candidates in states where the party has the best chances to reclaim the majority in Washington.

04/27/2013

Particpants compete in a Tough Mudder event at Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey. (Photo credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

W. Va. Investigating Death of Maryland Man During ‘Tough Mudder’

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 28-year-old Maryland man who had been competing in an endurance course in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle.

04/23/2013

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks to members of the media after a vote on the Senate floor on April 17, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Manchin Can No Longer Rely On Backing Of NRA

He famously fired a gun in a TV ad while boasting of an endorsement from the National Rifle Association, but U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin can no longer rely on the backing of that powerful lobby.

04/22/2013

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West Virginia Sheriff Fatally Shot While Eating Lunch In Car

A new sheriff who was cracking down on the drug trade in southern West Virginia’s coalfields was shot to death Wednesday in the spot where he usually parked his car for lunch, and State Police said the suspect was in a hospital with gunshot wounds inflicted by a deputy who chased him.

04/04/2013

File photo of an obese man. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gallup: West Virginia Most Obese State For Third Year In A Row

Public research and analytics outfit Gallup has learned that West Virginia has the highest rate of obese persons in America.

03/07/2013

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Parts Of West Virginia Under 2 Feet Of Snow

Wet snow and high winds spinning off the edge of superstorm Sandy spread blizzard conditions over parts of West Virginia and neighboring Appalachian states Tuesday, shutting one interstate as trucks and cars bogged down and knocking out power to many.

10/30/2012

In this handout satellite image provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Sandy, pictured at 00:15 UTC, churns off the east coast on Oct. 28, 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean. (credit: NASA via Getty Images)

Parts Of West Virginia Could See Up To 3 Feet Of Snow

Forecasters say as much as 3 feet of snow is now possible along the highest ridge tops of West Virginia.

10/29/2012

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