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Titanic salvors win claim to artifacts

A company that has recovered and preserved thousands of artifacts from the sunken wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic has won the right to be well compensated for its efforts. But an opinion this week from Norfolk U.S. District Judge Rebecca ...

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Obscenity conviction reversed (access required)

Kevin Lamont Newby got no points for subtlety in his proposition to the female anchor of a Hampton Roads television station. He mailed 15 photographs of himself in varying states of undress, including full frontal nudity, to the woman at ...

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Troutman in tax tiff with city

Troutman Sanders LLP expected to do well by doing good for the city of Richmond. The law firm agreed to build its new office building on the James River in exchange for an abatement in the taxes on the increase ...

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Troutman in tax tiff with city

Troutman Sanders LLP expected to do well by doing good for the city of Richmond. The law firm agreed to build its new office building on the James River in exchange for an abatement in the taxes on the increase ...

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Troutman in tax tiff with city (access required)

Troutman Sanders LLP expected to do well by doing good for the city of Richmond. The law firm agreed to build its new office building on the James River in exchange for an abatement in the taxes on the increase ...

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Salem lawyer seeking specs for Honduran mission

Salem lawyer Mark Claytor is looking to fill a seabag with donated used eyeglasses when he heads to Honduras in October for a medical mission trip. Claytor isn’t a medical professional – he says his role with the mission is ...

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McDonnell wants state police to enforce immigration laws

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has asked the Department of Homeland Security to designate state troopers as federal immigration officers. McDonnell made the request in a letter to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano under § 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. ...

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DNA test indicates wrong man convicted of rape

(AP) DNA tests conducted under Virginia’s one-of-a-kind post-conviction DNA testing program indicate that a man who served seven years in prison for a 1979 rape didn’t commit the crime, and he wants Virginia’s high court to declare him innocent. Calvin ...

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Cold War intrigue still surfaces in Virginia

A barn in a remote part of Culpeper County has given up up secrets about a  World War II and Cold War era clandestine espionage agency viewed as one of the predecessors of the CIA. The operation, bearing the enigmatic ...

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