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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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