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Maryland judge denies DC sniper Malvo’s bid for new sentence

(AP) Lee Boyd Malvo, who as a teenager participated in the sniper attacks that killed 10 people and terrorized the Washington region, will not get a new sentence in Maryland, a judge said in a ruling released Wednesday. Malvo’s attorneys ...

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Police response scrutinized after rally violence

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The Charlottesville police chief said he “absolutely” regrets violence that erupted over the weekend when dozens of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members clashed with counterprotesters. As the world watched pandemonium unfold live on television Saturday, officers ...

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Federal civil rights investigations target school systems

(AP) Federal investigations are looking into whether African-American students are discriminated against by Virginia school systems. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that as of April, the U.S. education department’s Civil Rights office opened probes into Chesterfield, Henrico and Richmond schools. It’s unclear when ...

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Anthem to stop selling individual plans in much of Virginia

NORFOLK (AP) A third insurance company said Friday that it will stop offering individual health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act next year in Virginia, citing in part the uncertainty in Washington as lawmakers debate the future of the ...

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Suspect in deadly car ramming due in court

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) An Ohio man accused of plowing his car into counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia was set to make his first court appearance Monday. Col. Martin Kumer, superintendent at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, said 20-year-old James ...

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Judge allows ‘alt-right’ rally to go forward as planned

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A federal judge late Friday ordered the city of Charlottesville to allow a weekend rally of white nationalists and other extremists to take place at its originally planned location downtown. U.S. District Judge Glen Conrad granted a preliminary ...

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New arguments scheduled in Russian Taliban appeal

(AP) A federal appeals court has asked to hear additional arguments regarding the conviction of a former Russian military officer sentenced to life in prison for leading a Taliban attack on U.S. forces. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...

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‘Alt-right’ rally organizer sues city over location change

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The organizer of a weekend rally that’s expected to draw hundreds of “alt-right” activists and white nationalists is suing a Virginia city over its decision to relocate the event. Attorneys for right-wing blogger Jason Kessler filed the federal ...

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Virginia doctor convicted in pill mill operation

(AP) A Virginia physician accused of being a key player in an oxycodone pill mill operation has been convicted on 19 drug-related charges. A Richmond federal jury returned the verdict Thursday against 62-year-old Clarence Scranage Jr. of King George, the ...

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Virginia creates legal guide for service members, veterans

(AP) Virginia’s attorney general has created a new resource guide with information on things like taxes and education for military service members and veterans. The Virginia Military and Veteran Legal Resource Guide created by Attorney General Mark Herring’s office is aimed at ...

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