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Rolling Stone reporter pressed about errors in rape story

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The author of a now-retracted Rolling Stone article about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia acknowledged Thursday that she made mistakes while reporting the story of the woman identified only as “Jackie.” Sabrina Rubin Erdely ...

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Voter registration deadline extended through Friday

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A federal judge has granted a brief extension of Virginia’s voter-registration deadline after heavy demand prevented some voters from registering online. U.S. Senior Judge Claude Hilton ordered officials to reopen voter registration in the commonwealth immediately on Thursday ...

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Sex sting operation yields 16 arrests

(AP) Federal authorities say more than a dozen people have been arrested in central Virginia as part of a sting operation targeting underage human trafficking. FBI officials said 16 people in Richmond, Winchester and surrounding counties including Henrico and Chesterfield ...

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Video of Rolling Stone reporter considered

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A federal judge was considering on Wednesday whether the jury in a University of Virginia administrator’s defamation suit against Rolling Stone should be able to watch a video in which the reporter who wrote a now-discredited story about ...

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Rolling Stone defamation trial over rape article begins

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The woman who claimed she was gang raped in a now-discredited story in Rolling Stone magazine said the University of Virginia dean who counseled her after she came forward about her alleged assault “did everything right,” an attorney ...

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Man admits trying to help Islamic State

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A northern Virginia man pleaded guilty Monday to trying to help the Islamic State group after a sting operation caught him buying gift cards and filming potential landmarks in the D.C. region as targets. Haris Qamar, 26, of ...

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Jury seated for Rolling Stone defamation trial

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A jury has been seated in the defamation trial against Rolling Stone over its now discredited story about a gang rape at the University of Virginia. The jury of eight women and two men was seated Monday. Only ...

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Rolling Stone heading to trial over debunked story

RICHMOND (AP) For the first time since Rolling Stone magazine’s shocking story about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia hit shelves two years ago, the public may hear from the young woman at the center of the ...

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Inmate died of perforated ulcer

PORTSMOUTH (AP) A Virginia medical examiner says a 60-year-old jail inmate died of a perforated stomach ulcer two days after he was denied medical care. Donna Price of the Norfolk medical examiner’s office told the Daily Press that Henry Stewart ...

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Union official admits embezzling $1M

NORFOLK (AP) The former financial secretary for the International Longshoremen’s Association has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $1 million from the union over a 10-year period. The U.S. attorney’s office said in a news release that 48-year-old Robert Smith ...

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