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Author Archives: The Associated Press

Lawyers say leaks prosecution violates freedom of the press

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Lawyers for a former intelligence analyst charged with leaking classified documents about military campaigns to a reporter say the case should be dismissed because the law is being used to suppress freedom of the press. Daniel Hale of ...

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Lawyer: Virginia’s change to marriage licenses insufficient

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A lawyer whose clients are challenging a Virginia law requiring marriage applicants to disclose their race says the attorney general’s attempt to make the requirement optional is insufficient. Three Virginia couples filed suit in federal court in Alexandria ...

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Longtime Virginia judge found dead; autopsy pending

PETERSBURG (AP) A longtime Virginia judge has been found dead. The body of James F. D’Alton Jr. was found Friday night at a home in Petersburg, news outlets reported. City police did not immediately release a cause of death. A ...

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$11.5M settlement in Navy hospital birth case

NORFOLK (AP) The federal government has agreed to pay $11.5 million to settle a medical negligence lawsuit by a Virginia couple involving the birth of their son five years ago at a military hospital in Guam. A federal judge on ...

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AG Herring: Race details not needed for marriage licenses

(AP) Couples planning to get married in the state will no longer have to disclose their race on their marriage application, Virginia’s attorney general said. Clerks were notified of the change in an email Sept. 13, about a week after ...

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Judge: Confederate statues will stay in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A circuit judge has blocked the city of Charlottesville’s effort to remove Confederate statues. A three-day civil trial brought a judge’s ruling preventing the removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, The Daily Progress reported. The planned ...

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Lt. Gov. Fairfax sues CBS over accuser interviews

(AP) Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has filed a $400 million lawsuit against CBS, alleging the company defamed him when it broadcast interviews with two women he says have falsely accused him of sexual assault. The lawsuit filed in federal court ...

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Inmate sent death threats to prosecutor

POUND (AP) A Virginia inmate has been convicted of sending letters from prison to an official who prosecuted his criminal case, threatening to “put a bullet” in their head. U.S. Attorney Thomas T. Cullen said Wednesday that a jury had ...

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Virginia is latest state to sue Purdue Pharma family

(AP) Virginia has joined a growing number of states suing members of the family that owns Purdue Pharma for their alleged role in the nation’s opioid crisis. Attorney General Mark Herring announced Sept. 11 that the state has amended a ...

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Inspector general investigates Medicaid contract

(AP) Virginia’s inspector general is investigating a contract worth up to $1.5 million that the state’s Medicaid office awarded to a company owned by a former U.S. government employee who helped oversee federal oversight of the state. The Department of ...

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