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Discrimination suit against Catholic home resolved

(AP) A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the former administrator of a Catholic assisted living facility who said he was fired for his sexual orientation. The judge dismissed the suit Monday after the plaintiff, John Murphy, made ...

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McAuliffe says he’s restored voting rights to 60,000

(AP) Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he’s restored voting and other civil rights to more than 60,000 felons since taking office. The Democratic governor made the comments Wednesday during an interview on WTOP radio. That means McAuliffe has restored voting rights ...

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Attorneys clash over what happened before officer killed man

NORFOLK (AP) Attorneys clashed in court Tuesday over whether a white police officer used excessive force when he shot and killed a mentally ill black man who was holding a knife. During opening statements for the officer’s manslaughter trial, prosecutor ...

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Attorney: Lawmaker denies assault allegations, won’t resign

(AP) An attorney for a Virginia lawmaker says her client did not assault family members in his home and won’t resign from office. Media outlets report that attorney Nicole Belote said in a statement Tuesday that state Del. Rick Morris, R-Suffolk, ...

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Judge: ‘Norfolk 4’ defendants are innocent

(AP) Two former sailors convicted of rape and murder nearly two decades ago are innocent, a federal judge said Monday, adding that “no sane human being” could find the men guilty. U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney Jr. said in ...

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McAuliffe announces money for new gun law

(AP) Three local sheriffs’ offices in Virginia are set to receive about $160,000 in federal funding in return for accepting firearms from people subject to permanent protective orders. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s announced the grants Monday, saying they would go to ...

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Justices to hear court records access case

NEWPORT NEWS (AP) The Supreme Court of Virginia will hear an appeal over whether the court’s Office of Executive Secretary should release a database of court case information. The Daily Press reports the court issued its decision on Sept. 19, ...

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4th Circuit considers voter ID law

(AP) The Democratic Party of Virginia argued before a federal appeals court on Thursday that the court’s ruling blocking North Carolina’s voter identification law should also apply to Virginia’s, since Republican lawmakers in their state also sought to suppress voting ...

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No charges against officers in stun gun case

(AP) Three South Boston police officers will not be charged with federal civil rights crimes for repeatedly using a stun gun on a black man who died soon after he was taken into custody, a prosecutor said Thursday. Investigators found ...

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Defense: Man in same-sex parental dispute was trying to help

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A Virginia businessman was being kind, not condemning homosexuality, when he helped a mother move her daughter out of the country and away from her ex-partner, his lawyer said Wednesday at the start of the man’s parental ...

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