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State, mortgage modification firms settle complaints (access required)

(AP) Virginia has reached settlements with two affiliated mortgage loan modification companies accused of illegally charging advance fees to clients seeking foreclosure rescue services. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced the settlements with Virginia Beach-based Rysnglo Financial Management and Los Angeles-based ...

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Senate passes bill on college group membership (access required)

(AP) The Virginia Senate has passed legislation that would allow religious or political organizations at public colleges to restrict membership to people who agree with their mission. Colleges would be prohibited from denying recognition to such groups. Opponents said Monday ...

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Ex-U.Va. lacrosse player seeks new trial

(AP) — Attorneys for a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of beating his ex-girlfriend to death are asking the state appeals court for a new trial, arguing the evidence in the case didn’t support a second-degree murder conviction ...

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