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Source claims pressure to be in Rolling Stone story

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The woman whose harrowing account of being gang raped at the University of Virginia was the centerpiece of a now-discredited Rolling Stone magazine article testified in a deposition that the story was what she believed “to be true ...

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Writer ‘startled’ when source backed off story

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The author of the discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about a woman’s claim of being gang-raped at a University of Virginia fraternity says she was “startled” when the woman seemed to back off her story following its publication. ...

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Appeals court revives lawsuit by Abu Ghraib inmates

(AP) A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit against a military contractor filed by former inmates of Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison. The lawsuit, which has now been bounced between courts for eight years, had most recently been tossed out ...

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Writer defends relying on ‘Jackie’

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The author of the discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about a woman’s claim of being gang raped at a fraternity house sought to show jurors Friday why she found the woman so credible, highlighting the emotion and level ...

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Rolling Stone reporter pressed about errors in rape story

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The author of a now-retracted Rolling Stone article about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia acknowledged Thursday that she made mistakes while reporting the story of the woman identified only as “Jackie.” Sabrina Rubin Erdely ...

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Voter registration deadline extended through Friday

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A federal judge has granted a brief extension of Virginia’s voter-registration deadline after heavy demand prevented some voters from registering online. U.S. Senior Judge Claude Hilton ordered officials to reopen voter registration in the commonwealth immediately on Thursday ...

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Sex sting operation yields 16 arrests

(AP) Federal authorities say more than a dozen people have been arrested in central Virginia as part of a sting operation targeting underage human trafficking. FBI officials said 16 people in Richmond, Winchester and surrounding counties including Henrico and Chesterfield ...

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Video of Rolling Stone reporter considered

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A federal judge was considering on Wednesday whether the jury in a University of Virginia administrator’s defamation suit against Rolling Stone should be able to watch a video in which the reporter who wrote a now-discredited story about ...

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Rolling Stone defamation trial over rape article begins

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The woman who claimed she was gang raped in a now-discredited story in Rolling Stone magazine said the University of Virginia dean who counseled her after she came forward about her alleged assault “did everything right,” an attorney ...

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Man admits trying to help Islamic State

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A northern Virginia man pleaded guilty Monday to trying to help the Islamic State group after a sting operation caught him buying gift cards and filming potential landmarks in the D.C. region as targets. Haris Qamar, 26, of ...

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