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Legislative office building to be demolished

(AP) A much-maligned office building next to the Virginia Capitol has only one legislative session left. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the General Assembly Building, which houses lawmakers’ offices and staff, will be demolished later this year. The building is ...

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Advocacy group to archive committee hearings

(AP) Most of the committee hearings at the Virginia General Assembly will now be live-streamed and archived. A progressive advocacy group plans to record about three quarters of the committee hearings during this year’s legislative session, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. ...

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Title IX investigation opened at Liberty University

LYNCHBURG (AP) The U.S. Office for Civil Rights has opened a Title IX investigation at Liberty University that the school says is related to an off-campus sex assault allegation against an employee. Dorie Nolt, a spokeswoman for the Department of ...

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Driver charged in crash that injured deputy

BOWLING GREEN (AP) Police say a Virginia man has been charged with driving while intoxicated after a car crash that seriously injured a sheriff’s deputy. Police say Caroline County Sheriff’s Deputy H.S. McGhee was driving early Saturday when his car ...

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Woman sues ODU over rape response

(AP) A woman who says Old Dominion University police interrogated her for nearly eight hours before allowing her to get a medical exam to preserve evidence of her reported rape filed a federal lawsuit against the school Friday. The lawsuit, ...

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Marine recruits testify about drill instructor at hearing

QUANTICO (AP) Marine Corps recruits testified Thursday that they were called names, forced to do calisthenics in a dusty building and made to help a drill instructor with his homework during boot camp at Parris Island. The testimony came Thursday ...

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Medical examiner: Judge found dead in office shot himself

PRINCE GEORGE (AP) Officials say a Virginia circuit judge found dead in his office on New Year’s Day shot himself. Prince George County police said emergency crews discovered 60-year-old Judge Nathan Curtis Lee dead in his office at the county ...

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Report: Perriello making surprise run for governor

(AP) Former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello is set to make a surprise entrance into the Virginia governor’s race, according to two Democratic operatives with direct knowledge of Perriello’s plan. Perriello is set to announce his plan to seek the Democratic ...

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Judge keeps man in jail on aiding terror charge

NORFOLK  (AP) A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that a Virginia man must remain in jail until trial on a charge that he tried to aid a terrorist group in Iraq, while his public defender argued that he was “entrapped” ...

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Colgan, longest-serving member of Va. Senate, dies

(AP) Charles J. Colgan, a Prince William County Democrat who was the longest-serving member of the Virginia Senate, has died, his daughter says. Mary C. Finnigan told The Washington Post that her father died Tuesday at a hospice center in ...

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