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Virginia joins probe into companies’ role in opioid crisis

(AP) Virginia’s attorney general and the top attorneys in other states are investigating whether opioid manufacturers have used unlawful marketing and sales practices. Attorney General Mark Herring said in a statement on Thursday that the bipartisan group of attorneys general ...

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Pence hires Cullen for Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) Vice President Mike Pence has hired outside legal counsel from Virginia to oversee his response to investigations into possible collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. Pence’s office confirmed Thursday that he retained Richard Cullen, chairman ...

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Congress seeks normalcy, heads back to work after shooting

ALEXANDRIA (AP) The business of the House was resuming a day after a rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game, critically wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and hitting aides and Capitol ...

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Congressman shot at baseball practice in Alexandria

WASHINGTON (AP) House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, officials said. His wounds were not believed to be life-threatening. Alexandria police said a suspect in the shooting was in custody. ...

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Rolling Stone to pay $1.65M in second settlement

(AP)  Rolling Stone agreed to pay $1.65 million to settle a defamation lawsuit filed by a University of Virginia fraternity over a debunked story about a rape on campus, the fraternity said Tuesday. The settlement closes the final chapter of ...

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State appeals new sentencing hearings for sniper Malvo

(AP) Virginia’s attorney general is appealing new sentencing hearings for convicted sniper Lee Boyd Malvo. Last month, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson ruled Malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings in Fairfax and Spotsylvania counties because of a U.S. Supreme ...

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Judge dismisses politician’s request to depose rival

STAFFORD COUNTY (AP) A judge has rejected a Virginia Republican candidate for lieutenant governor’s request to have a rival deposed in a bitter fight over an anonymous email alleging an adulterous relationship. Retired Judge Charles E. Poston of Norfolk dismissed ...

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Police shooting case settles for $425K

NORFOLK (AP) A Virginia man who sued police after an officer shot him will get a settlement of $425,000. The Virginian-Pilot confirmed the settlement Thursday with Norfolk city attorney Bernard Pishko. The 34-year-old man who got shot is black. The ...

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Jury convicts Virginia man who traveled to Islamic State

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A Virginia man who joined the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq for three months, all the while evading the scrutiny of U.S. intelligence officials, was convicted Wednesday on terrorism charges despite his protestations that he was ...

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First black state Supreme Court justice to speak at school

WILLIAMSBURG (AP) The first black justice on Virginia’s Supreme Court will welcome new students to William & Mary this fall. The university says in a press release that John Charles Thomas will speak at the school’s Aug. 30 convocation in ...

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