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Federal judge strikes state primary law

(AP) An anti-Donald Trump delegate to the Republican National Convention won a small legal victory Monday he hopes will provide a boost to longshot efforts at derailing the billionaire businessman from formally clinching the GOP presidential nomination. But the ruling ...

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Dallas killings won’t delay Va. trial

DINWIDDIE (AP) A judge has ruled that a man accused of killing a Virginia State Police trooper cannot have his capital murder trial delayed because of the Dallas shooting in which five officers died last week. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports ...

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Ex-city attorney gets 6-month sentence (access required)

Former Bristol city attorney Walter Bressler was sentenced to six months in federal prison Monday for his involvement with a bribery and kickback scandal at the utilities authority where he served as general counsel. A former agency board chairman was ...

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Judge rules against death row inmates

(AP) A federal judge has ruled against Virginia inmates in a case regarding conditions on the state’s death row. Prison officials overhauled death row policies last year after several inmates sued the state. Officials granted inmates more recreation time, among ...

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