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Supreme Court sends Virginia transgender bathroom rights case back to appeals court

WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court is returning a transgender teen’s case to a lower court without reaching a decision. The justices said Monday they have opted not to decide whether federal anti-discrimination law gives high school senior Gavin Grimm the right ...

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Lawsuit: Jail staff never gave inmate meds before her death

(AP) A Virginia inmate suffered a fatal stroke in her cell after jail employees never gave her the stroke-prevention medications she had been prescribed after open-heart surgery, according to a lawsuit. Jaimee Kirkwood Reese, 32, died in a hospital upon ...

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Democrats still looking for answers on immigration arrests

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Nearly a month after at least two people were arrested by immigration officers outside a northern Virginia church, Democratic lawmakers from across the country say they are still seeking answers about what happened. The Feb. 8 arrests across ...

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Virginia school board: Court should delay transgender case

WASHINGTON (AP) The Virginia school board that wants to keep a transgender teen from using the boys’ restroom at his high school is calling on the Supreme Court to delay consideration of the case to allow the Trump administration to ...

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Supreme Court revives challenge by black voters in Virginia

WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court gave new life Wednesday to a challenge by African-Americans in Virginia who say lawmakers packed some legislative districts with black voters to make other districts whiter and more Republican. The justices tossed out the part ...

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Judge: Suit challenging legislative districts can proceed

(AP) — A Richmond judge says a lawsuit challenging several Virginia legislative boundaries can move forward. Richmond Circuit Judge W. Reilly Marchant rejected a bid to dismiss the case on Tuesday, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. Leadership in Virginia’s House of ...

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Virginia lawmakers wrap up session focused on budget

(AP) Virginia lawmakers finished their work for the 2017 legislative session, ending a six week sprint that saw bipartisan cooperation on some issues, such as treating opioid addiction. The General Assembly adjourned Saturday after lawmakers gave final approval to the ...

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Execution date set for defendant in murder for hire

HARRISONBURG (AP) An execution date has been set for a man convicted of hiring someone to kill his former girlfriend, who was the mother of his child. On Friday, the Rockingham County Circuit Court set April 25 as the date ...

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Supreme Court could decide transgender case. Or not.

WASHINGTON (AP) Both the transgender teen who sued to use a boys’ bathroom and the Virginia school board that won’t let him still want the Supreme Court to issue a definitive ruling in their ongoing dispute, even after the Trump ...

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Governor signs bills aimed at stemming opioid epidemic

(AP) Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed a set of bills that aim to stem Virginia’s growing opioid epidemic. Among the measures he signed into law is one allowing community organizations to possess and dispense naloxone, an overdose-reversal drug, McAuliffe’s office ...

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