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McAuliffe urged to halt man’s scheduled execution

(AP) The Virginia Council of Churches and two state lawmakers are urging Virginia’s governor to halt the planned execution of an inmate convicted of hiring a man to kill his ex-girlfriend. The church group delivered a letter to Gov. Terry ...

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Full 4th Circuit to hear Trump’s revised travel ban appeal

(AP) The full 15-judge bench of a federal appeals court will examine a challenge to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban next month. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the case on May 8. Appeals typically are ...

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Lawyer summoned over client’s debt loses appeal (access required)

A federal appeals court has upheld dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a Northern Virginia lawyer who said he was arrested and led in handcuffs from his law office because he was listed as a registered agent for a business ...

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Judge compares transgender teen to civil rights icons

(AP) An appeals court judge on Friday compared a Virginia teen who sued his school board for the right to use the boys bathroom to civil and human activists throughout history who have “refused to accept quietly the injustices that ...

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Reveley to retire at W&M

WILLIAMSBURG (AP) The president of the College of William & Mary plans to retire next year. The university in Williamsburg announced Friday that Taylor Reveley will step down in June 2018. The former law school dean has led the university ...

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Inmate who claims innocence asks governor to spare his life

(AP) Attorneys for a Virginia death-row inmate convicted of hiring a man to kill his ex-girlfriend filed a clemency petition on Friday urging Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe to spare his life because they believe he is innocent. Ivan Teleguz is ...

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Judge settles lawsuit filed by neighbor

A general district judge sued by a neighbor amid a bitter dispute over a sliver of land has settled the malicious prosecution claim for undisclosed terms. Botetourt County Judge William H. Cleaveland reached an agreement with neighbor Michael J. Vaughn ...

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Man accused of killing parents not competent for trial

HENRICO (AP) A man charged with fatally shooting his parents last year has been found incompetent to stand trial. A judge in Henrico County Thursday accepted a psychological evaluation that 23-year-old William Roy Brissette suffers from schizoaffective disorder, the Richmond ...

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Trial concludes for man accused of killing son for insurance

MANASSAS (AP) Joaquin Rams is either a father unjustly accused in the tragic, unexplained death of his 1-year-old son, or he is the most cold-blooded of murderers who snuffed the life from his boy to collect half a million dollars ...

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UMW settles discrimination claim (access required)

The University of Mary Washington and its basketball coach have agreed to pay $160,000 to settle claims of race and gender discrimination by a former student. Jasmine Orsted claimed that she was excluded from the school’s basketball team and unfairly ...

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