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Prosecutor sues McAuliffe over felons’ names

(AP) A county prosecutor is suing Gov. Terry McAuliffe to force him to release the names of the felons whose civil rights have been restored. Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Plowman filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Loudoun County Circuit Court. ...

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Attorney: Murder trial unsafe for former officer

NORFOLK (AP) The attorney for a former Portsmouth police officer charged with murder says his client’s upcoming trial will be unsafe in the wake of attacks on police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Virginian-Pilot reports that attorney James Broccoletti filed ...

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Battle over felon voting heads to Va. Supreme Court

(AP) Cheryl Fleming can’t wait to vote in November. The 54-year-old who lives in Fairfax County had her voting rights restored in April by Gov. Terry McAuliffe after losing them in 1989 for forging checks to buy drugs. She has ...

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Republicans launch panel on health care regulation

(AP) Republican lawmakers have announced a study panel focused on loosening government oversight of new or expanded health care facilities in Virginia. House Speaker William J. Howell and Senate President Pro-Tem Stephen D. Newman said Thursday they had created a ...

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School board takes transgender bathroom case to high court

(AP) A Virginia school board asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to block a transgender male from using the boys’ restroom when he returns to school in September until the high court decides whether to review the case. The ...

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Police check possible Facebook Live video of shooting

NORFOLK (AP) Norfolk Police say three men have been seriously injured in a shooting — and there could be video of the incident online. Media outlets report that officers responded Tuesday evening to a report of shots fired. As police ...

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Federal judge strikes state primary law

(AP) An anti-Donald Trump delegate to the Republican National Convention won a small legal victory Monday he hopes will provide a boost to longshot efforts at derailing the billionaire businessman from formally clinching the GOP presidential nomination. But the ruling ...

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Environmentalists, utilities eye coal ash trial

(AP) Potentially cleaner rivers or possible higher electric prices. That is what’s at stake in an upcoming federal court ruling in Virginia that could have far-reaching effects on how energy companies dispose of the waste known as coal ash, left ...

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Court denies hospital’s bid to perform brain test

(AP) The Supreme Court of Virginia has denied a hospital’s request to allow it to immediately perform a test to determine whether a 2-year-old who choked on a piece of popcorn is brain dead. The court Friday denied a petition ...

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Dallas killings won’t delay Va. trial

DINWIDDIE (AP) A judge has ruled that a man accused of killing a Virginia State Police trooper cannot have his capital murder trial delayed because of the Dallas shooting in which five officers died last week. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports ...

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