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Virginia won’t join brief over funeral protest (access required)

Virginia was one of just two states that refused to join a friend-of-the-court brief Tuesday supporting the father of a Marine whose funeral drew anti-gay protesters carrying inflammatory signs. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s spokesman said concerns about freedom of expression ...

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Tech failed to issue timely warning, federal agency says (access required)

(AP) The U.S. Department of Education has issued a preliminary finding that Virginia Tech broke federal campus security laws by waiting too long to notify students during the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history. Tech disputed the department’s findings ...

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June opening for W.Va. resort’s full-scale casino (access required)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) The picture postcard view of The Greenbrier resort’s white hotel facade offset with tulips in spring splendor is gone, replaced by cranes and construction workers in a dash to finish an underground casino beneath what used to ...

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Free-speech group flags First Amendment violations (access required)

(AP) Banning the sale of wine because of a nude, bike-riding nymph on the label of the bottle. Confining campus protests to a “free-speech patio.” Keeping street performers off the Las Vegas Strip. Those were some of the actions that ...

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Court hears ‘Fatal Vision’ appeal after 40 years (access required)

(AP) Lawyers for a former Army doctor convicted of murdering his pregnant wife and two daughters argued Tuesday that new DNA evidence and a witness statement show he’s innocent of the grisly crime 40 years ago that spawned the book ...

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