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Virginia's Contested Election Is Decided by Lot

Incumbent David Yancey's name is pulled from bowl

(Newser) - Shelly Simonds and David Yancey's names were written on slips of paper and put inside old film canisters Thursday morning, and one was fished from a bowl on loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, reports the Washington Post . It was Yancey's, and the draw decided a... More »

Michael Vick's Brother Busted in Assault on Va. Officer

Cop was trying to arrest him on another charge

(Newser) - Michael Vick 's brother, 32-year-old Marcus Vick, has multiple arrests under his belt, per the Virginian-Pilot , and now there's one more to add to the list: assault of a police officer, the AP reports. Court records say that Marcus Vick, who lives in Georgia, was arrested in... More »

Troops: Sgt. Punished Us for Skipping Christian Show

Pentagon investigating complaints after concert

(Newser) - The Army is investigating a claim that dozens of soldiers who refused to attend a Christian band's concert at a Virginia military base were banished to their barracks and told to clean them up. Pvt. Anthony Smith said he and other soldiers felt pressured to attend the May concert while... More »

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