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David Walentas built his $2.5 billion fortune developing real estate in Brooklyn, New York after receiving an ROTC scholarship to attend UVA.

A real-estate billionaire who was the first in his family to attend college just pledged $100 million to fund scholarships for first-generation studen...

David Walentas' gift will cover UVA's tuition for 60 first-generation students from Rochester, New York; New York City; or Virginia beginning in 2022.
Peter Vlaming, a former French teacher at a Virginia high school, sued his school board alleging they violated his free speech rights when he refused to use a transgender student's preferred pronouns.

A Virginia teacher is suing his school district after he was fired for refusing to use a trans student’s pronouns, arguing that doing so would h...

A teacher alleged that the school tried to force him to "express an objective biological falsehood" by urging him to use the student's male pronouns.
In one Virginia county, marriage license applicants are given a list of roughly 200 racial categories to choose from.

3 Virginia couples were denied marriage licenses because they refused to disclose their race. Now they’re suing the state.

Each of the couples went to apply for marriage licenses, but were presented instead with bizarre — and even offensive — lists of racial categories.
An employee arranges discarded televisions at a newly opened electronic waste recycling factory in Wuhan, Hubei province March 29, 2011

Neighbors were left scratching their heads after pranksters left old TV sets on people’s porches overnight — while wearing TVs on their he...

Local police in Henrico County, Virginia, said they collected upwards of 60 television sets with a team of a half-dozen officers.

Someone wearing a TV as a helmet dropped off more than 50 old TVs at random people’s homes in Virginia

Residents of Henrico County awoke to a bizarre mystery over the weekend, but police don't believe there was anything malicious about the deliveries.
Rendering of Amazon HQ2 on the corner of 15th Street and Elm Street in Arlington, Virginia.

Amazon plans to build a bike-friendly headquarters complete with employee showers in Arlington, Virginia — take a look

The Metropolitan Park site will feature two, 22-story LEED Gold-certified sustainable office buildings and 1.1 acres of open and green spaces.
A picture of the masked thief, who is still at large.

Suspect steals 12,000 scratch-off lottery tickets from a convenience store — but they’re probably worthless by now

Lottery officials have the technology to cancel stolen lottery tickets so that they can't be cashed in.
Flooding is seen in the basement of the White House briefing room in Washington, DC, on July 8, 2019.

Thunderstorms in Washington DC have caused flooding in the White House, road washouts, and indoor waterfalls

A flash flood warning was issued across the Washington, DC, area on Monday morning because of the slow-moving thunderstorm.
An officer searches for Noah Tomlin in a marshy area near the boy's home in Hampton, Virginia.

A 2-year-old boy in Virginia disappeared from his bed in the middle of the night

Hampton, Virginia police said they are considered all possibilities, from foul play to Noah Tomlin innocently walking off.
Dr. Gary Swank

‘He saved my life’: A Virginia doctor was killed while on vacation in Belize

53-year-old Gary Swank, a beloved doctor from Virginia, was shot and killed while fly fishing in Belize.