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Trial witness was fake federal agent

NEWPORT NEWS (AP) Authorities say a Virginia man has pleaded guilty to pretending to be a federal agent on the witness stand. Officials say Luis Latorre-Roman II of Toano impersonated a special agent with the Department of Homeland Security while ...

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Judge orders bathroom access for transgender student

(AP) A Virginia school board must allow a transgender teen to use the boys restroom while the court considers the legal issues of his case, a federal district judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Court Judge Robert G. Doumar’s order directs the ...

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ABA asks court to hear Virginia death row case

(AP) The American Bar Association is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider a Virginia death row inmate’s appeal. The group says it filed a brief urging the high court to hear Ricky Gray’s case because the state court didn’t ...

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Petition: DNA tests clear 2 men convicted in 1996 rape case

(AP) An organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals says DNA evidence proves that two men had nothing to do with the rape and beating of a Norfolk woman two decades ago. The Innocence Project filed papers Tuesday in the ...

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High court says gov’t can prosecute drug robbery

WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. Supreme Court says the government can prosecute a robbery of drug dealers under federal law without having to show that the drugs were intended for interstate commerce. The justices on Monday ruled 7-1 to uphold the ...

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Officials remove 132 sex offenders from voter list

(AP) State officials have removed 132 sex offenders from Virginia’s list of eligible voters saying they appeared on the list by mistake. The Washington Post reports that a spokesman for Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Brian Coy, acknowledged the error involving offenders ...

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Officer: Shooting of teen at car wash was self-defense

CHESTERFIELD (AP) A Richmond police officer charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of an 18-year-old at a car wash said Thursday that he acted in self-defense and broke down in tears as he recalled learning the teen had ...

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ACLU: Most commonwealth’s attorney elections are uncontested

(AP) Virginia’s commonwealth’s attorneys ran unopposed in nearly three-quarters of elections over the past 10 years, according to a new report from the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, which says the lack of competitive races means prosecutors’ broad powers ...

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Defendant officer to take stand in murder trial

CHESTERFIELD (AP) A trial is underway for a Richmond police officer charged with murder in the off-duty shooting of an 18-year-old man at a car wash. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports a 12-person jury was selected Tuesday at Chesterfield County Circuit ...

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Lawsuit opposes felon voting rights restoration in Virginia

(AP) A conservative legal advocacy group is suing Gov. Terry McAuliffe over his decision to restore the voting rights of thousands of felons who’ve completed their sentences. Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Bedford County Circuit Court in an ...

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