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4th Circuit hears former congressman’s appeal (access required)

(AP) The business dealings that resulted in a former Louisiana congressman’s corruption convictions were not “official acts” under federal bribery law because they had nothing to do with the legislative process, his attorney told a federal appeals panel Dec. 9. ...

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Democrats mull suit to push GOP Senate power sharing (access required)

(AP) Virginia Democratic leaders said Monday they intend to file a lawsuit challenging the right of Republicans to seize a majority in the evenly divided state Senate. Senate Democratic Leader Dick Saslaw and Sen. Donald McEachin, D-Henrico, said they will ...

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Senate candidate sues for inclusion in debate (access required)

ALEXANDRIA–A U.S. Senate candidate in Virginia has sued media organizations for the right to take part in a debate scheduled for next month. Businessman Julien Modica, a Democrat from Reston, wants a federal judge to force the organizers to cancel ...

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Twitter must give user info in WikiLeaks probe (access required)

FALLS CHURCH (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday sided with government attorneys investigating the disclosure of classified documents on WikiLeaks and upheld a ruling that the website Twitter must turn over certain account information to prosecutors. Lawyers for three ...

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Man accused of punching teen during football melee

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A criminal investigator with the Treasury Department has been accused of punching a high school football player during an on-field fight after a game in northern Virginia. Prince William County police say 48-year-old Edward Bosak of ...

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Lawyer creates car-friendly kids’ wagons (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) Richard Shapiro would go to the Oceanfront and see families pull their kids’ wagons to and from their cars and, even more taxing, try to fit them in their vehicles. There’s got to be a better way, ...

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Missionary now cooperating in lesbian custody case (access required)

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Federal prosecutors have worked out a deal with an American missionary in Nicaragua that may help them find a woman who fled the country in a custody dispute with her former lesbian partner, court documents show. Prosecutors ...

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Judge OKs medical records in lacrosse slaying case (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Attorneys for a University of Virginia lacrosse player charged with killing a female lacrosse star will be allowed to examine her medical records, a judge ruled Monday. Charlottesville Circuit Judge Edward Hogshire ruled after an hour-long, private session ...

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