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Lawsuit demands Trump return Albemarle land

(AP) A former Virginia socialite’s son who sold the sprawling front yard of his family’s 45-room mansion to the Donald Trump real estate empire says he’s been cheated and wants the land back. The John W. Kluge Jr. Trust has ...

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State won’t appeal ruling nixing murder conviction

(AP) The state will not appeal a federal judge’s decision tossing out a 1991 Newport News capital murder conviction. U.S. District Judge James Spencer last month cited withheld evidence in vacating David W. Boyce’s murder and robbery convictions and two ...

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May trial set on Albemarle County removal petition

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A May 20 trial is set on a petition seeking the removal of an Albemarle County official who pleaded guilty to sexual battery. Earl Smith of Keene submitted the petition to the circuit clerk’s office last week. Smith ...

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Assembly approves most of governor’s amendments

(AP) The Republican-controlled General Assembly accepted amendments Wednesday by Gov. Bob McDonnell that bar insurers in the federally run health insurance exchange that will operate in Virginia from covering abortion. Lawmakers also cut some costs from the transportation funding measure ...

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Petition seeks removal of Albemarle supervisor

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) An Albemarle County resident has submitted a petition to circuit court seeking the removal of a county supervisor who pleaded guilty to sexual battery. Media outlets report that Earl Smith of Keene gave the petition to the circuit ...

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Judge rejects death row inmate’s appeal

(AP) — A federal judge has rejected an appeal by a Virginia death row inmate convicted of killing four people in Norfolk. Anthony Juniper was sentenced to death for the 2004 murders of ex-girlfriend Keisha Stevens, her two children and ...

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Judge dismisses much of torture suit against CACI

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A federal judge has dealt a severe blow to a long-running torture lawsuit filed against military contractor CACI by four Iraqis who say they suffered abuse at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison. At a hearing in U.S. District ...

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State won’t privatize sex offender program

(AP)  Virginia has rejected bids by two companies to operate a state facility that detains violent sex offenders for treatment after their sentences are completed. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that state officials who evaluated the proposals thought ...

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