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LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Military Institute has announced that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will speak at its graduation exercises on May 16. Tillerson concluded a career of more than 40 years in the petroleum industry before retiring as chairman and chief executive officer of ExxonMobil at the end of 2016. He was sworn in as Secretary of State in 2017.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A former transit-agency police officer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after being convicted in a sting operation of attempting to help the Islamic State. Nicholas Young was a patrol officer in the D.C. region's Metrorail system. A federal jury convicted him in December. Young purchased gift cards he believed would be used to purchase mobile-phone apps that the Islamic State could use to communicate securely.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - An Arlington County official says a worsening commercial vacancy rate will require $20.5 million in budget cuts and layoffs in the coming fiscal year. On Thursday, County Manager Mark Schwartz unveiled a $1.27 billion general fund budget, up 1.7 percent since last year. The budget would boost pay for firefighters and police and add $13.4 million for schools.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Even with new support from key GOP leaders, Medicaid expansion in Virginia still faces serious roadblocks. That includes a fierce intraparty squabble among Republicans and strong disagreement among expansion supporters on how to pay for it. Those divisions were on clear display Thursday as both chambers of the GOP-controlled General Assembly debated whether Medicaid expansion should be included in the state budget.
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