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Goodlatte Legislation Seeks to Modernize Music Industry

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Members of Congress are about to take up a bill from Congressman Bob Goodlatte this week that might end up being a revolutionary change to the music business. Michael Pope has the story.

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Virginia Republicans Wary Of Tariffs And Potential For Trade War

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Virginia lawmakers are worried that President Trump’s proposal to hike tariffs on steel and aluminum may spark a trade war. Matt Laslo reports.

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Virginia Delegation Considers Gun Control And School Safety Measures

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President Trump surprised many when he gathered a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the White House and called on them to pass a comprehensive gun control bill comprised of many proposals opposed by the gun lobby.

That announcement caught Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner off guard. Matt Laslo reports.

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Virginia Lawmakers Talk Shutdown, Spending And DACA

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The federal government could be lurching towards a partial shutdown this weekend if lawmakers can’t reach a deal on so-called Dreamers and defense spending. Matt Laslo reports.

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Is Mandatory Training Effective In Stopping Sexual Harassment?

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As the wave of sexual assault allegations continues to break, one Virginia congresswoman is moving forward with a new training requirement for members of Congress and their staffers. But there is disagreement whether training alone can be effective. Michael Pope reports.

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Virginia Congressional Delegation Weighs In On Opioid Emergency Declaration

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President Donald Trump recently declared the nation’s opioid crisis as a national health emergency. While Republicans are hailing the move, Democrats say it still falls short. Matt Laslo reports.

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Virginia Senator Helps Upgrade Cyber Command

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As worries mount about Russian hacking and cyber-crimes, leaders in Washington – including Virginia Senator Mark Warner – are taking new steps to fight a virtual war online. Michael Pope has the story.

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A Tale of Two Governments

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The sit-in launched by Democrats in the House of Representatives may be over, but the gridlock in Washington over the gun debate offers a stark contrast with what happened in Richmond earlier this year. That’s when leaders from opposing parties were able to craft a sweeping compromise on the issue. Michael Pope has this tale of two governments.

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