COLD CUTS: Smithfield Foods Inc. said Tuesday that it is laying off 120 more workers as part of its previously announced closure of a Virginia facility that makes hot dogs and deli meat. The Smithfield, Va.-based pork producer plans to close the Portsmouth plant in the middle of August, according to Full story
Federal agents and police raid more than a dozen convenience stores in New York and Virginia, and arrest owners and managers for allegedly forcing foreign workers to work very long hours, for very little pay in their stores. Jay Gray reports.
Nine owners and managers of 7-Eleven stores across Long Island and in Virginia were charged Monday with making tens of millions of dollars by exploiting immigrants from Pakistan and the Philippines, in part by paying them using the stolen Social Security numbers of a child and three dead people whil Full story
Mark Seagraves, reporter for NBC 4 in Washington, talks with Rachel Maddow about the steady disintegration of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's political standing as his offensive positions on women's rights have given way to political scandals and abuse of power charges that cut more directly at hi
The Up panel looks at how the Virginia governor’s race between Democrat Terry Mcauliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli could strike a broader narrative about the state’s political transformation into purple status.
Northeast and mid-Atlantic states were battered overnight by 70 mph winds that tore down trees and caused 100,000 people to lose power in Virginia as areas of North Carolina and Ohio were pelted with hail.
Rachel Maddow reports on radical new anti-abortion legislation being pushed through the Wisconsin legislature by state Republicans that would require women seeking an abortion to undergo a medically unnecessary ultrasound and would impose new restrictions to close many of the state's women's health
The Daily Rundown’s Chuck Todd takes a look at the gubernatorial race in Virginia, explaining the makeup of both the Democratic and GOP tickets.
Rachel Maddow reports on how an FBI investigation, a state investigation and now a grand jury looking into questions about donations and favors by Virginia governor Bob McDonnell are casting a shadow over the Republican ticket for upcoming state-wide elections.
The Up panel talks about the similarities and differences between the old and new Democratic coalitions.
A mother uses an iPad to take a photo of her daughter during a "moving up" ceremony at Glasgow Middle School in Alexandria, Virginia June 14, 2013. The ceremony is held for students moving onto high school next year. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY)
The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket is seen as it launches from Pad-0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, April 21, 2013. REUTERS/Bill Ingalls/NASA/Handout
The executive offices of Smithfield Foods are seen in Smithfield, Virginia May 30, 2013. REUTERS/Rich-Joseph Facun
The all-female band Lez Zeppelin pose for a picture on stage before their live show at the State Theater in Falls Church in Virginia, April 27, 2013. Pictured are (L-R) band founder/lead guitarist Steph Paynes, lead singer Shannon Conley, drummer Leesa Harrington-Squyres and bass player Megan x Thom