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Northrop unit to compete to design drone sub hunters in Annapolis

Someday soon, the U.S. Navy’s fleet could include unmanned submarine hunters, designed in Annapolis to track their prey for months. Northrop Grumman Corp. was one of a half-dozen teams picked by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in Arlington, ...

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Virginia students to attempt electoral redistricting

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Every 10 years, Virginia lawmakers redraw the House and Senate districts of the General Assembly and the congressional electoral districts to reflect changes in population growth. The state’s partisan redistricting process has long drawn complaints that it ...

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Bay signs are encouraging, but improvement is slow

RICHMOND, Va. — The Chesapeake Bay is showing encouraging signs of improvement but remains afflicted with dead zones, fish kills and pollution, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation said Tuesday in its State of the Bay Report. The report notes improvements since ...

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Police win case over cell-phone photos

RICHMOND, VA — Voyeuristic police officers who passed around revealing photographs discovered on a defendant’s cellphone are not subject to a civil rights suit by the defendant’s girlfriend, pictured in the photos. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last ...

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Federal aid sought for Chesapeake land conservation

More federal aid is needed to conserve an additional 2 million acres called for under a new federally led Chesapeake Bay restoration effort, according to a new report. The review describes conservation easements on land in the watershed as one ...

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Federal judge in Virginia declares Obama health care law unconstitutional

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal judge declared the foundation of President Barack Obama’s health care law unconstitutional Monday, ruling that the government cannot require Americans to purchase insurance. The case is expected to end up at the Supreme Court. U.S. ...

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NASA’s Langley contracts with Maryland company

HAMPTON, Va. — NASA has selected a Maryland company to provide science, technology and research support services for the space agency’s Langley Research Center in Virginia. Langley announced the five-year contract Thursday with Science Systems and Applications Inc. of Lanham, ...

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