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Court battle: Toddler on life support after choking on popcorn

(AP) The pendant around Patrick Lawson’s neck reads “all things are possible.” That’s the hope that has kept him going since his 2-year-old daughter was placed on life support after choking on a popcorn kernel in May. Doctors at a ...

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Moore to manage Christian & Barton

Richmond’s James E. Moore has been elected managing partner of Christian & Barton L.L.P. Moore will maintain his legal practice, which focuses primarily on complex commercial civil litigation and appellate matters in both federal and state courts, according to the ...

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Chesterfield Police pledge to write fewer tickets

(AP) — Some Virginia Police agencies are pledging to write fewer tickets. Dana Schrad of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police tells WWBT that residents are now “irritated by what they consider aggressive enforcement.” This has inspired some agencies, ...

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Court nixes school’s latest bid in transgender bathroom case

(AP) A transgender teen should not be blocked from using the boy’s bathroom at school while the school board pursues an appeal in the student’s discrimination lawsuit, a federal judge said Wednesday. The school board immediately filed another appeal. U.S. ...

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Judge Gregory is new chief at 4th Circuit

(AP) Judge Roger L. Gregory will become the new chief judge of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Gregory succeeds Chief Judge William B. Traxler Jr., whose seven-year term expires Friday. The Richmond-based court, which ...

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Judge: No expectation of privacy on internet

NORFOLK (AP) The search warrant investigators obtained before hacking a Newport News man’s computer during a child pornography sting was not only legal, authorities would have been within their rights to hack the computer without it, a federal judge has ...

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How rape story became magazine’s ‘worst nightmare’

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Rolling Stone magazine published a story in November 2014 describing in chilling detail a student’s account of being brutally raped by seven men at the University of Virginia. Several days later the magazine’s editors received an email from ...

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Attorney general fights lawsuit from anti-Trump delegate

(AP) Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is fighting a lawsuit by a delegate to the Republican National Convention who wants to avoid voting for presumptive nominee Donald Trump at the party convention later this month. Herring, a Democrat, filed a brief ...

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