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The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports from the political conventions

Richmond Times-Dispatch political reporter Jim Nolan and political columnist Jeff E. Schapiro will report on the Virginia delegation at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, which begins Monday and ends Thursday.

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Saturday 07/23/2016
Chesapeake man believes DNA proves innocence in 1977 rape

A 57-year-old man who pleaded guilty as a teen to a rape he says he did not commit now hopes that modern DNA testing will finally clear him of the felony that has clouded his life.  

Expecting Kaine's return, large crowd gathers in North Richmond

Neighbors started gathering about 8 p.m., setting up tables and socializing as they awaited the senator, a longtime resident in the Laburnum Park neighborhood.

In emotional moment, Tim Kaine recalls valor and loss at Virginia Tech

In his initial appearance with Hillary Clinton as her choice for vice president, Sen. Tim Kaine became particularly emotional Saturday when he recalled the shootings at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007.

Boston, Virginia, post office celebrates 175th anniversary

BOSTON — Former Culpeper Vice Mayor R.E. Deane liked to get a bottle of Jic Jac soda when he’d often visit the general store here as a boy growing up in the farming hamlet west of town.

Hillary Clinton calls Tim Kaine a 'progressive who likes to get things done'

MIAMI Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s new running mate, introduced himself to the nation Saturday, speaking the language of the capacity crowd at Florida International University — Spanish, and Democratic politics.

Wanted: New ideas for Danville mural

DANVILLE — Residents and visitors here should soon see a third large mural decorating a River District building.

Va. Tech sets donation record with more than $100 million

Virginia Tech received more than $100 million in gifts last year — an annual record in philanthropic money received by the school, university officials announced.

Friends say they're impressed by Tim Kaine - as a person

MIAMI — Tim Kaine is not in Kansas anymore.

Local registrars fault McAuliffe in reversal of governor's restoration of felon voting rights

Chesterfield's longtime registrar says governor "used these felons in an effort for political gain" and "victimized" those seeking to regain the right to vote as well as their local registrars.

Donald Trump visiting Roanoke on Monday

Donald Trump and running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will hold a town hall in Roanoke on Monday afternoon, according to an updated campaign schedule released Saturday.

Schapiro: For Kaine, opportunity is about being there

Tim Kaine wanted to be president — of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Hillary Clinton picks Richmond's Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate

Kaine, Barack Obama’s runner up in 2008, could be the first vice president from Virginia since John Tyler - another former Virginia governor - held the office for a month in 1841.

Va. Supreme Court strikes down McAuliffe's order on felon voting rights

The Supreme Court of Virginia on Friday struck down Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order restoring voting rights to 206,000 felons, dealing a severe blow to what the governor has touted as one of his proudest achievements in office.

Friday 07/22/2016
Virginia politicians react to Hillary Clinton choosing Tim Kaine

“I am thrilled to congratulate my friend Senator Tim Kaine on his selection to join the Democratic ticket with Hillary Clinton."

McAuliffe leads discussion on SW Va. technology opportunities

WISE — Working to increase technology opportunities for Southwest Virginia was the subject of a roundtable discussion Friday by Gov. Terry McAuliffe at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

Nation's largest free medical clinic is under way in Wise County

WISE — Joyce Newell’s arthritis is nearly crippling, and her sons’ wisdom teeth are a constant source of pain. Four or more times a week, Tim White said, his mouth fills with blood.

Mowing contractor from Va. killed cutting grass on Baltimore-Washington Parkway

GREENBELT, Md. — A National Park Service contractor from Annandale died after being struck by a car while mowing along the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, authorities said.

State employee praised for complaint on Mitchell case; agency denies it misled anyone

The state inspector general's office responded it did not intend to mislead anyone in the investigation into the death of jail inmate Jamycheal Mitchell; lawmakers remain dissatisfied.

Va. Attorney General's Office asks Supreme Court to reject appeal of spree killer Ricky Gray

A decade after a murder rampage left seven members of two Richmond families dead, the Virginia Attorney General’s Office is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to turn down killer Ricky Javon Gray’s appeal bid now before the justices.

Sen. Tim Kaine's Wikipedia page has been edited more than 200 times Friday

The Wikipedia page for Sen. Tim Kaine, who is rumored to be Hillary Clinton's pick for vice presidential running mate, had been edited more than 200 times by 4 p.m. on Friday. 

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