In a major setback for US President Joe Biden's Democratic Party, Glenn Youngkin is poised to become the first Republican to win statewide office in Virginia since 2009.
Virginia has banned capital punishment, joining 22 other US states. Governor Ralph Northam highlighted racial bias prevalent in the use of the death penalty.
Lawmakers in Virginia have voted to abolish the death penalty. The move marks the end of a long history of capital punishment in the state. Virginia currently has the highest number of executions in the United States. We take a closer look with FRANCE 24's Valérie Dekimpe.
13 Mar 2020
The former military intelligence analyst has been in jail since May 2019 for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. She was scheduled to appear in court in Alexandria, Virginia, this week.
6 Aug 2018
The headquarters of the National Rifle Association (NRA) in Virginia was the scene of the latest protest over gun laws in the US. Survivors of a mass school shooting demanded stricter controls on firearms, while counter-protesters argued they have a right to self-defence.
12 Nov 2017
An Orbital ATK rocket launches a cargo ship from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to the International Space Station on Sunday a day after the launch was scrapped due to a rogue aircraft.
27 Sep 2017
54-year-old Sheila Keen-Warren was arrested Tuesday in southwest Virginia and charged with first-degree murder in the 1990 death of Marlene Warren in Palm Beach County, Florida.
21 Aug 2017
A planned far-right rally in California and expected counter-demonstation comes on the heels of massive protests in U.S. cities over the weekend in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last week.
17 Aug 2017
President Donald Trump’s turnabout on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia has rocked his administration, leading to rising speculation that some top officials may be looking for a way out.
17 Aug 2017
Utah Senator Orrin Hatch tells a reporter, "I know Donald Trump. I don't think there's a racist bone in his body" in response to criticism over the president's handling of violent clashes in Virginia between white nationalists and counter-protesters.
17 Aug 2017
The fallout from President Donald Trump's reaction to last weekend's violence in Virginia may extend to the resignation of White House staff members following the disbanding of Trump's CEO advisory councils.
16 Aug 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump denounced neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan as criminals and thugs on Monday, bowing to mounting political pressure to condemn such groups explicitly after a white-nationalist rally turned deadly in Virginia.