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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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Man banned from Twitter after threats to 2 US senators

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A federal judge has barred a Virginia man from using Twitter after he was charged with tweeting threats to two U.S. senators. News media outlets cite a federal complaint as saying that 27-year-old Kyler Schmitz of Alexandria tweeted ...

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Attorneys for accused mother seek journal

NORFOLK (AP) Attorneys for a Virginia woman accused of killing her son are seeking a journal the boy kept before he died. The Virginian-Pilot reports that prosecutors have the teen’s writings. Lawyers for 45-year-old Tonya Slaton argue they could shed ...

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Herring wins regional chair

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has been elected chair of the southern region of the National Association of Attorneys General. The election was made official June 24. Herring has served as southern region vice-chair for two years. Herring will serve ...

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Governor issues executive order on environment (access required)

Gov. Terry McAuliffe signaled June 28 that he won’t wait for a federal court or­der or support from state GOP lawmak­ers before taking action to lower carbon emissions from Virginia’s power plants. In the governor’s latest effort to exert executive ...

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