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Voting rights again restored for 13K felons

(AP) A defiant Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that he again restored the voting rights of about 13,000 felons who served their time after his previous attempt was thwarted by Republican lawmakers and the Supreme Court of Virginia. Virginia’s highest ...

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Camel bite brings $155k settlement

NATURAL BRIDGE (AP) A 10-year-old girl who was bitten by a camel at a safari park in Virginia will get a $155,000 settlement. Citing court documents, local media outlets reported last week that Madison Holland’s family reached a settlement with ...

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AG opposes exoneration in rape case

(AP) Virginia’s attorney general is opposing an effort to exonerate a man serving a 153-year prison sentence for a sexual assault more than two decades ago. The Innocence Project filed papers in the Supreme Court of Virginia in June arguing ...

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Justices cowed by Assembly, McAuliffe says

(AP) Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Monday he believes four conservative Virginia justices were “scared” to side against Republican leaders in the court’s recent opinion on felon voting rights. In a 4-3 ruling, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled last month ...

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