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Group asks court to halt Sweet Briar closure

AMHERST (AP) Another legal complaint has been filed seeking to halt the closure of Sweet Briar College. The complaint alleges breach of contract against the private women’s college and President James Jones. The complaint also alleges interference by Jones. A ...

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ABC arrest powers under scrutiny

(AP) A Virginia alcohol-law enforcement agency that has sparked public outrage over two high-profile arrests has investigated three complaints of excessive use of force by its officers in the last five years, according to data obtained by The Associated Press ...

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Lawmakers approve $100 per year gift cap

(AP) Virginia lawmakers passed new gift limits Friday that will make it much more difficult for them to be wined and dined by deep-pocketed lobbyists. Part of a wide-ranging ethics reform legislation passed includes a $100-a-year cap on gifts, including ...

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