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2 women convicted of raising money for Al-Shabab

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Two women who used an Internet chat room to raise several thousand dollars for the Somali militant group al-Shabab have been convicted of providing support to a terrorist organization. U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga found the women — ...

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No prison time for mother who intimidated witnesses

NORFOLK (AP) A mother who intimidated witnesses in her son’s murder case by posting their personal information on Facebook won’t have to spend time behind bars. WAVY-TV reports Gloria Williams entered an Alford plea Monday in Norfolk to an obstruction ...

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Grey honored for commitment to diversity

The American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law recently honored former ABA president Robert J. Grey Jr. of Richmond for his commitment to diversity and inclusion during its fall meeting in Chicago. Grey served as ABA president in 2004-05 and ...

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Source claims pressure to be in Rolling Stone story

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The woman whose harrowing account of being gang raped at the University of Virginia was the centerpiece of a now-discredited Rolling Stone magazine article testified in a deposition that the story was what she believed “to be true ...

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Writer ‘startled’ when source backed off story

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The author of the discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about a woman’s claim of being gang-raped at a University of Virginia fraternity says she was “startled” when the woman seemed to back off her story following its publication. ...

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Appeals court revives lawsuit by Abu Ghraib inmates

(AP) A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit against a military contractor filed by former inmates of Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison. The lawsuit, which has now been bounced between courts for eight years, had most recently been tossed out ...

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Writer defends relying on ‘Jackie’

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The author of the discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about a woman’s claim of being gang raped at a fraternity house sought to show jurors Friday why she found the woman so credible, highlighting the emotion and level ...

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Harrisonburg attorneys and firm honored for pro bono work (access required)

Three Harrisonburg attorneys and a law firm were recognized Friday for pro bono work done in the local community. Blue Ridge Legal Services, the Shenandoah Valley’s non-profit legal aid society, recognized Darren Bostic of Bostic & Bostic, PC; John Krall ...

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Robinson receives education law award

University of Richmond law Prof. Kimberly J. Robinson is the 2016 winner of the Steven S. Goldberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Education Law. Awarded annually by the Education Law Association, the Goldberg Award recognizes an outstanding work of scholarly ...

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Family law attorney recognized for pro bono work

Richmond family law attorney Julia A. Childrey has been named the 2016 recipient of the Nina K. Peace Award for exemplary work on behalf of victims of domestic violence The award is named for the former Hanover County juvenile and ...

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