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Official: Feds investigate McAuliffe campaign donations

McLEAN (AP) Gov. Terry McAuliffe is a subject of a federal investigation looking at donations to his gubernatorial campaign, according to a U.S. law enforcement official. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak ...

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Virginia GOP files lawsuit to block felons from voting

(AP) Virginia Republicans asked state’s highest court Monday to block more than 200,000 felons from voting in November, arguing that Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe abused his power by restoring the voting rights of thousands of convicts who’ve completed their sentences. ...

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US Supreme Court dismisses GOP appeal over Virginia districts

WASHINGTON (AP) A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court has dismissed a Republican appeal over congressional districts in Virginia. The justices on Monday left in place a decision by a lower court that said Virginia illegally packed black voters into one district ...

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Virginia jails housing thousands living in US illegally

(AP) Since 2008, Virginia’s local and regional jails have housed at least 19,882 immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to data collected by the State Compensation Board, but officials say the number is likely much higher. The Richmond Times-Dispatch ...

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Judge upholds state voter ID law

(AP) A federal judge on Thursday upheld Virginia’s 2013 law requiring voters to show a valid photo ID at the polls. The state Democratic Party sued state elections officials, saying the photo ID requirement unconstitutionally suppresses voting by blacks, Latinos ...

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Ex-college wrestler suing after concussions

NORFOLK (AP) A former Old Dominion University wrestler has filed a lawsuit against the school, saying that despite being knocked out three times over a six-week period and exhibiting symptoms of concussions, coaches failed to refer him for medical treatment. ...

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State agency won’t act on ‘Scalia’ name change

McLEAN (AP) George Mason University is free to rename its law school for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia after a state council decided Tuesday it had no oversight role in the matter. The school announced plans to rename ...

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Virginia spends big on private attorneys for state officials

(AP) Virginia spent hundreds of dollars an hour for private attorneys for state officials, according to an annual report from the attorney general’s office. Last year, the state spent $14.8 million on outside attorneys for government officials, the Daily Press ...

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AG office: GMU name change does not need state approval

McLEAN (AP) George Mason University does not need state approval to name its law school for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, according to Virginia’s attorney general’s office. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, or SCHEV, had been ...

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Complex fraud scheme netted $1.4M

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A judge in Virginia has sentenced a 56-year-old Las Vegas man to five years in prison for assuming the identity of defunct businesses to obtain electronics that he then resold. Myrick Clift Beasley pleaded guilty to mail fraud ...

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