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Author Archives: The Associated Press

Judge rules naughty bits off limits at Trump dossier trial (access required)

A federal judge ruled Oct. 4 that prosecutors cannot present evidence to a jury about the most salacious parts of a flawed dossier alleging connections between former President Donald Trump and Russia at an upcoming trial of an analyst who ...

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Youngkin plan calls for reevaluating major clean energy law (access required)

(AP) Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin called Oct. 3 for expanding nuclear power generation in Virginia, reevaluating a recent clean energy law celebrated by environmentalists, and restoring greater authority to state regulators who oversee the state’s powerful utilities. His administration laid ...

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Excessive force lawsuit filed after Virginia man’s death (access required)

FRONT ROYAL (AP) The son of a 77-year-old man who died after sustaining injuries during a traffic stop in Virginia earlier this year has filed a $6 million lawsuit that alleges the deputies involved in his father’s arrest used excessive force. ...

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Case against source for Trump dossier advances, barely (access required)

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A judge is allowing prosecutors to move forward with their criminal case against an analyst who provided key details for a flawed dossier on ex-President Donald Trump, although the judge called his decision “an extremely close call.” Lawyers ...

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Virginia students protest Youngkin transgender policies (access required)

McLEAN (AP) Student activists held school walkouts across Virginia on Sept. 27 to protest Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s proposed changes to the state’s guidance on transgender student policies, revisions that would roll back some accommodations. Beginning that morning, students streamed out ...

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Suit challenges implementation of Disabilities Education Act (access required)

FAIRFAX (AP) A class-action suit filed on Sept. 21 challenges Virginia’s implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia asserts that when parents challenge school plans ...

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Virginia judge dismisses youth climate change lawsuit (access required)

(AP) A Virginia judge on Sept. 16 dismissed a lawsuit filed on behalf of 13 young people who claim that the state’s permitting of fossil fuel projects is exacerbating climate change and violating their constitutional rights. The lawsuit filed by ...

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VCU reaches settlement with family of hazing victim (access required)

(AP) Virginia Commonwealth University will pay nearly $1 million to the family of a young man who died after a 2021 fraternity hazing incident as part of a recent settlement agreement. The agreement with the family of Adam Oakes also requires ...

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Virginia governor seeks new transgender student policies (access required)

(AP) Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration has rewritten Virginia’s model policies for the treatment of transgender students, issuing guidance for school divisions that would roll back some accommodations and tighten parental notification requirements. The new model policies from the Virginia Department ...

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Sniper denied parole, 20 years after terrorizing D.C. area (access required)

(AP) Virginia has denied parole to convicted sniper killer Lee Boyd Malvo, ruling that he is still a risk to the community two decades after he and his partner terrorized the Washington, D.C., region with a series of random shootings. ...

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