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Hearing set for man with board at Sandy Hook school in Virginia

STRASBURG (AP) — A man who walked into northern Virginia’s Sandy Hook Elementary School with a 2-by-4 with the words “High Powered Rifle” days after a gunman killed 26 at a Connecticut school with the same name is scheduled to ...

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Groups appealing order to remove online reviews

(AP) — Two groups are taking the case of a Virginia woman ordered to remove negative online reviews of a home contractor to the state’s highest court. The Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and Public Citizen said ...

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Lawmakers to target exploitation of elderly

(AP) — Advocates of tougher laws against financial exploitation of the elderly and mentally incapacitated will press their case in the General Assembly again in 2013, this time with the imprimatur of the Virginia State Crime Commission. Legislation dealing with ...

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The skinny on iPad mini for attorneys (access required)

Lawyers reviewing the latest gadget released by Apple – the junior-sized iPad mini – are focusing on its size, shape, weight and usability, elements of what tech-geeks call its “form factor.” The device boasts the same technology and uses as ...

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Barriers to communication, understanding (access required)

Lawyers usually hate jury selection. Not only does voir dire provide limited time and information to identify jurors who will decide the fate of their clients, but it directly confronts attorneys with a problem they have in communicating complex cases ...

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Fredericksburg plans to sell U.S. Slavery Museum land (access required)

FREDERICKSBURG (AP) Fredericksburg’s officials are moving forward with efforts to sell the U.S. National Slavery Museum’s land because it still has not paid its city property taxes. The museum founded by former Gov. Doug Wilder filed for bankruptcy last year ...

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Ex-U.Va. law student sentenced for break-in (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A former University of Virginia law student convicted of breaking into the registrar’s office has avoided jail time. Joshua Peter Gomes, 26, was sentenced last Tuesday to 10 years of good behavior. Gomes pleaded guilty in August to ...

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Bill to unify agency privilege standard awaits signing (access required)

Legislation that would impose a single standard on how privileged information submitted to any federal agency is treated has passed both houses in Congress and is expected to be signed by President Obama. The measure, H.R. 4014, which received the ...

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