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Senate approves liability for sanctuary cities

(AP) Virginia communities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration authorities could be sued over crimes committed by people living in the country illegally under a measure the state Senate approved Monday. The bill designed to crack down on so-called sanctuary ...

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McDonnell resumes law practice

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has returned to practicing law. Within the past couple of weeks, the former governor rejoined the Virginia Beach law firm of Poole, Brooke and Plumlee, The Virginian-Pilot reports. McDonnell previously worked at ...

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Judge: Virginia can join challenge to Trump’s travel ban

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A judge on Friday allowed Virginia to join a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban, transforming a case that had been focused on a narrow sliver of those affected to a battle that could affect the rights ...

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Future of state jail death investigations remains uncertain

(AP) State lawmakers have voted down a proposal that would have funded two investigators to review deaths in jails. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the gap in oversight was exposed by the August 2015 death of 24-year-old Jamycheal Mitchell at ...

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Agreement reached between government, brothers on travel ban

McLEAN (AP) Lawyers for two brothers denied entry to the U.S. under President Donald Trump’s travel ban have reached an agreement with the government, according to court papers filed Thursday. A lawsuit filed in federal court in Alexandria says the ...

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Bill would bar naming officers who fire guns

(AP) A Virginia lawmaker wants to forbid a police chief or any public official from naming an officer who discharges a gun, or is under investigation for using force, until an investigation is complete. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Del. ...

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Ginsburg visits Virginia school she helped open to women

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told cadets at the Virginia Military Institute on Wednesday that she knew a 1996 opinion she wrote opening the school to women “would make VMI a better place.” Ginsburg’s visit was her first ...

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Virginia joins lawsuit challenging Trump immigration order

(AP) Virginia is joining a federal lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting travelers from seven Muslim majority nations from entering the U.S., state Attorney General Mark Herring announced on Tuesday. Herring, a Democrat, said Virginia must intervene, arguing ...

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Virginia high court orders hearing in man’s innocence claim

(AP) Virginia’s highest court has ordered that a hearing must be held to gather evidence in the case of a man who claims he didn’t commit a rape he pleaded guilty to nearly four decades ago. The Supreme Court of ...

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‘Jackie’ ordered to hand over documents in Rolling Stone suit

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A judge says the woman at the center of a debunked Rolling Stone magazine story about a rape at the University of Virginia must hand over documents in a second defamation lawsuit. A Charlottesville circuit judge on Monday ...

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