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Rape allegation makes Muslim teen’s death a capital case

FAIRFAX (AP) An already disturbing case about a 17-year-old Muslim girl killed as she walked to her mosque took another unsettling turn after an indictment alleged the victim was raped as well. The indictment Monday includes capital murder and rape ...

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Parents’ outburst interrupts hearing in Muslim girl’s death

FAIRFAX (AP) Four months after a 17-year-old girl’s death rattled northern Virginia’s Muslim community, emotions remained raw as the girl’s mother disrupted a pretrial hearing by hurling a shoe at the man accused in her slaying. More than 200 family ...

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U.S. regulators OK natural gas pipelines

(AP) A divided panel of federal regulators granted approvals Friday evening for the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley natural gas pipelines, both of which would impact Virginia. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s authorization had been widely expected by both supporters ...

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New lawsuits aim to prevent more violence in Charlottesville

(AP) Two newly filed lawsuits against the white nationalists and others who descended on Charlottesville during a summer rally aim to prevent the violent chaos that unfolded from happening again. One of the lawsuits was filed Thursday in Charlottesville Circuit ...

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GOP-controlled group seeks study of Virginia AG’s office

(AP) With less than a month before Election Day, a Republican-controlled legislative commission on Tuesday asked for a broad study of the office of Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring. The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission approved a resolution asking ...

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Judge orders release of congressman sentenced for bribery

McLEAN (AP) A former Louisiana congressman sentenced to 13 years in prison on bribery charges who was famously caught hiding $90,000 cash in his freezer has been ordered to be immediately released from jail to receive a new sentencing hearing. ...

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Ex-park worker acquitted in Fairfax wedding death

CHANTILLY (AP) A former Fairfax County park employee who was accused of fatally stabbing a caterer during a dispute at a wedding has been found not guilty. A jury returned the verdict for 20-year-old Kempton A. Bonds on Wednesday, The ...

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Lawyer plans appeal of license plate rejection

(AP) — A Virginia attorney has lost his appeal to keep a personalized license plate that appears to contain an obscene message about President Donald Trump. The license plate on Donald Butler’s Lexus SUV reads: “FTRU MPK.” Butler, from Richmond, ...

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Police shooting case settles for $90K

NORFOLK (AP) The family of a mentally ill man who was shot by a Norfolk police officer has settled a wrongful death lawsuit. The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that the settlement is for $90,000. The family originally sought $2.5 million. Norfolk police ...

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U.S. Supreme Court takes search case from Virginia

(AP) The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Sept. 28 to take two cases involving allegedly improper searches by police, one of a rental car and another to get the license plate number on a stolen a motorcycle. One case the court ...

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