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Author Archives: The Associated Press

Immigration judges sue for free speech rights

Immigration judges claim they are being muzzled by the Trump administration. A lawsuit filed July 1 in Alexandria against the U.S. Department of Justice marks the latest confrontation between the administrative judges and the federal government. The judges under previous ...

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Stonewall Jackson removed from Richmond’s Monument Avenue

(AP) Work crews wielding a giant crane, harnesses and power tools wrested an imposing statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson from its concrete pedestal along Richmond’s famed Monument Avenue on Wednesday, just hours after the mayor ordered the removal of all ...

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Court window smashed, at least 2 arrested in eviction protest

(AP) A demonstration against the end of the state moratorium on evictions due to the coronavirus pandemic led to a courthouse window being smashed and chemical irritants released on the crowd by deputies. The incident came after hundreds of demonstrators ...

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Judge denies Virginia ACLU’s request to bar irritant use

(AP) A judge has denied an emergency request by lawyers from Virginia’s branch of the American Civil Liberties Union to bar police from using chemical irritants or other devices to disperse protesters. Richmond Circuit Judge Beverly Snukals wrote in a ...

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Leader of scheme that caused bank collapse set for release

NORFOLK (AP) The leader of a fraud scheme that precipitated the collapse of Bank of the Commonwealth nearly a decade ago will soon be released from federal prison amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, according to court documents. Ed Woodard, ...

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ACLU requests police be barred from using irritants

(AP) Lawyers from the Virginia branch of the American Civil Liberties Union have filed an emergency request to bar police from using chemical irritants or other devices to disperse protesters. ACLU attorneys told Circuit Judge Beverly W. Snukals on June ...

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Man charged in connection with cross burning

MARION (AP) A Smyth County man has been charged in federal court in connection with the burning of a cross on the front lawn a Black teenager who had recently organized a civil rights protest. James Brown of Marion, 40, was ...

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Northam announces new housing assistance, judges to set eviction policies

(AP) Virginia is launching a new program to help people struggling to pay their rent or mortgages amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Ralph Northam announced at a Capitol news conference June 25 that his administration is putting an initial $50 ...

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Judge rejects effort to block handgun-a-month law

(AP) A Goochland County judge has rejected a challenge to the state’s one-handgun-a-month law scheduled to go into effect on July 1. Attorney General Mark Herring’s office released a statement announcing the decision by Circuit Judge Timothy K. Sanner, who ...

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Couple charged in $1.5 million virus fraud scheme

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A Northern Virginia couple has been charged with fraud after prosecutors say the two received nearly $1.5 million in federal funds meant for businesses struggling under the coronavirus pandemic. Federal prosecutors in Alexandria say 43-year-old Monica Magdalena Jaworska ...

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