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Author Archives: The Associated Press

Court won’t reconsider decision allowing Lee statue removal

(AP) Virginia’s Supreme Court won’t reconsider its decision to allow removing a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that was cut into pieces and hauled away from Richmond’s Monument Avenue weeks ago. The court on Oct. 21 denied a ...

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Virginia man indicted for scheme to defraud investors

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) A federal grand jury has indicted a Virginia man who they say duped investors out of more than $740,000 by convincing them to help him build a religion-themed family entertainment venue, the U.S. Department of Justice said. ...

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New redistricting committee all but gives up map effort

FALLS CHURCH (AP) Virginia’s new bipartisan redistricting committee all but gave up its effort to draw new congressional maps after committee members could not find consensus on what constitutes a politically fair map. The redistricting committee had already thrown in ...

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Suits allege 29 companies discriminated against renters

(AP) Virginia’s attorney general’s office has filed lawsuits against more than two dozen real estate companies accused of discriminating against renters protected under a recent change to state law. Attorney General Mark Herring’s Office of Civil Rights filed 13 lawsuits ...

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Congressional maps challenge Virginia redistricting panel

FALLS CHURCH (AP) After failing in its effort to draw new maps for General Assembly districts, Virginia’s new bipartisan redistricting commission is facing similar hurdles as it tries to map out congressional lines. The commission met Oct. 18 and reviewed ...

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Lawsuit dropped after Muslim cemetery in Virginia approved

ALEXANDRIA (AP) The Justice Department is dropping a religious discrimination lawsuit against Stafford County after a Muslim group received long-sought permission to build a cemetery. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia announced Oct. 14 that it ...

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3-judge panel appointed to decide Virginia election dispute

FALLS CHURCH (AP) A federal judge on Oct. 13 appointed a three-judge panel to hear arguments on whether candidates who win election this year to Virginia’s House of Delegates should be forced to run again next year. All 100 seats ...

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Virginia attorney general candidates face off in debate

LEESBURG (AP) Republican attorney general candidate Jason Miyares relentlessly attacked Democratic incumbent Mark Herring for the actions of the state’s parole board at a debate on Oct. 13, while Herring said Miyares fundamentally misunderstands the duties of the office. The ...

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Slain reporter’s father takes on Facebook over violent video

WASHINGTON (AP) The family of a slain journalist is asking the Federal Trade Commission to take action against Facebook for failing to remove online footage of her shooting death. Andy Parker said Oct. 12 the company is violating its own ...

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Appeal seeking early release denied in U.Va. slaying

(AP) A former University of Virginia lacrosse player’s efforts to get released early from his 25-year sentence in the 2010 slaying of his ex-girlfriend have been denied, again, by a federal appellate court. George Huguely V, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, ...

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