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Case challenging driver’s license suspensions dismissed

(AP) A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging a Virginia law automatically suspending the driver’s licenses of people who can’t pay court costs and fines. Judge Norman K. Moon said Monday that his court does not have jurisdiction over ...

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Trial over Virginia’s 2011 legislative boundaries begins

(AP) Virginia legislative boundaries being challenged by a redistricting advocacy group were approved with bipartisan support and are constitutionally sound, an attorney for the Republican-controlled House of Delegates said Monday during the opening of a trial over the 2011 electoral ...

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Lawyer: Dad charged in son’s death had collected insurance

MANASSAS (AP) According to prosecutors, Joaquin Shadow Rams had grown accustomed to living off the life insurance proceeds of dead family members. So when the money ran out, he turned to his 1-year-old son to cash in again. Rams’ murder ...

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Father charged in slaying of son goes on trial

MANASSAS (AP) A Virginia man is going on trial for the death of his 1-year-old son, more than four years after the boy’s death. Prosecutors say Joaquin Rams murdered his son Prince to collect on more than $500,000 in life ...

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6 arrested in insurance fraud scheme

(AP) Virginia prosecutors say six people have been arrested for their alleged roles in an insurance fraud scheme that involved setting 30 fires. Federal prosecutors say the defendants over the course of 16 years set fire to homes, trailers, mobile ...

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Virginia AG: New Trump travel ban admits original was flawed

(AP) The Trump administration’s revised travel ban is an “incredible concession” and a tacit admission that the original ban was constitutionally flawed, Virginia’s attorney general said Monday. President Donald Trump issued a new executive order Monday restricting travel from six ...

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Supreme Court sends Virginia transgender bathroom rights case back to appeals court

WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court is returning a transgender teen’s case to a lower court without reaching a decision. The justices said Monday they have opted not to decide whether federal anti-discrimination law gives high school senior Gavin Grimm the right ...

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Lawsuit: Jail staff never gave inmate meds before her death

(AP) A Virginia inmate suffered a fatal stroke in her cell after jail employees never gave her the stroke-prevention medications she had been prescribed after open-heart surgery, according to a lawsuit. Jaimee Kirkwood Reese, 32, died in a hospital upon ...

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Democrats still looking for answers on immigration arrests

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Nearly a month after at least two people were arrested by immigration officers outside a northern Virginia church, Democratic lawmakers from across the country say they are still seeking answers about what happened. The Feb. 8 arrests across ...

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