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Abu Ghraib ex-inmates’ lawsuit moves ahead in federal court

ALEXANDRIA (AP) After nine years of fits and starts, dismissals and reinstatements, a federal lawsuit filed by one-time inmates at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq against civilian interrogators who worked there is moving ahead. “We’re not dismissing this ...

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School board asks court to dismiss transgender teen’s suit

(AP) A Virginia school board has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a transgender teen who sued for the right to use the boys bathroom at his high school. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sent ...

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Prosecutor: No charges in Haymarket police shooting

McLEAN (AP) A Virginia police officer was justified in fatally shooting a 15-year-old boy who was advancing at him with a crowbar, a prosecutor ruled Tuesday. Police on Tuesday identified the teen who was shot and killed Friday as Ruben ...

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UVa names Harvard education dean as its new president

(AP) James E. Ryan, a Harvard dean known for his writing on racial inequality in public education, was named Friday as the next president of the University of Virginia. Ryan, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will succeed ...

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Victims’ fund pays out $5.2 million

(AP) A Virginia fund for victims of crime reported paying $5.2 million during the last fiscal year. The new report sent to the governor and lawmakers shows the Virginia Victims Fund’s biggest expense was for funeral expenses, which are capped ...

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Supreme Court upholds bar on electric rate review

(AP) The Supreme Court of Virginia has upheld a law temporarily banning state regulators from adjusting a portion of electric rates. The court ruled 6-1 Thursday that the 2015 law was constitutional. A group of large industrial electric customers and advocates ...

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Man sentenced in 1975 girls’ murder case that alarmed region

BEDFORD (AP) It was an innocent time in a safe place, where parents didn’t think twice about letting their kids walk to the local shopping mall. All that changed the day the Lyon sisters disappeared. A sense of security was ...

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Some are running out of options for individual insurance

ROANOKE (AP) About 70,000 people in Virginia could lose the option of buying individual health insurance plans next year. The Roanoke Times reported Tuesday that the marketplace for individual insurance is collapsing in the state. Three insurers have announced they plan ...

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Challenge to government watch list can go forward

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A federal judge is allowing a lawsuit challenging the U.S. government’s terrorist watch list to go forward. Government lawyers had asked U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga in Alexandria to dismiss the lawsuit, filed in 2016. The plaintiffs, who ...

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Report: Suspect in 1975 sisters’ slaying to plead guilty

BEDFORD (AP) A convicted sex offender accused in the 1975 murders of two young sisters who disappeared from a Maryland shopping mall is expected to plead guilty to the crime that has haunted the region for more than four decades. ...

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