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Attorneys make final pitch in Rolling Stone trial

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Making their final pitches to jurors, attorneys in the defamation trial against Rolling Stone magazine sparred in court Tuesday over whether the writer of a botched article about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia was ...

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Judge dismisses part of Rolling Stone suit

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A federal judge has dismissed part of a University of Virginia administrator’s $7.5 million defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine. The Daily Progress reports that Judge Glen Conrad dismissed Nicole Eramo’s claim that the overall implication of the 2014 ...

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‘Norfolk Four’ to ask governor to declare them innocent

(AP) Two former sailors whose rape and murder convictions were tossed by a federal judge plan to ask Virginia’s governor to formally declare that they are innocent. U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney Jr. on Monday overturned the convictions of ...

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‘Jackie’ says PTSD clouds memory of sex assault, aftermath

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CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The woman who claimed she was brutally gang raped in a story by Rolling Stone magazine that was later retracted said in a video played in court that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, which makes it difficult ...

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Morrissey vows to keep campaigning amid sex allegations

(AP) A Richmond mayoral candidate and ex-Virginia lawmaker who was jailed last year in a sex scandal involving a 17-year-old girl vowed Saturday to continue campaigning after being accused of making sexual advances and sending explicit text messages to a ...

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Publisher disagreed with rape story retraction

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Rolling Stone magazine publisher and co-founder Jann Wenner said in a video deposition that he disagreed with a top editor’s decision to retract an entire article about a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity after the ...

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Supreme Court to rule in Gloucester transgender case

WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. Supreme Court will take up transgender rights for the first time in the case of a Virginia school board that wants to prevent a transgender teenager from using the boys’ bathroom at his high school. The ...

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Some face fewer choices, or none, under Affordable Care Act

NORFOLK (AP) Virginians will face fewer choices — or none at all — when buying health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Starting next year, only one insurer will sell the coverage in 28 of Virginia’s independent cities or counties, ...

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UVa dean says rape article led to ‘perception issue’

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A University of Virginia dean says a perception issue stemming from a magazine article about an alleged gang rape on campus affected an administrator’s ability to work with students. Dean of Students Allen Groves testified Wednesday in a ...

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Judge: John Hinckley freedom less contentious than expected

WASHINGTON (AP) A judge who ruled that would-be Ronald Reagan assassin John Hinckley Jr. should be allowed to leave the psychiatric hospital where he had lived for decades said Wednesday he got less “blowback” on the decision earlier this year ...

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