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Prosecutors: Manafort believed he was above the law

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Paul Manafort orchestrated a multimillion-dollar conspiracy to evade U.S. tax and banking laws, leaving behind a trail of lies as he lived a lavish lifestyle, prosecutors said July 31 as they laid out their case against the former ...

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Wilder drops lawsuit against VCU

(AP) Former Gov. Douglas Wilder has dropped a lawsuit filed against officials at the university where a school of government and public affairs bears his name. At a July 30 court hearing, Wilder withdrew a lawsuit claiming an investigation at ...

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Habeeb resigning from House

(AP) A Virginia lawyer-legislator is resigning, potentially putting the GOP’s slim House advantage at risk. Del. Greg Habeeb notified party leadership July 27 he will step down Aug. 31. The 42-year-old legislator sent an email to supporters and colleagues in ...

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Doctor sues 4 colleagues at VCU over alleged retaliation

(AP) A Virginia Commonwealth University doctor has filed a $15 million defamation lawsuit against four colleagues and the VCU Health System’s physicians group. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the lawsuit alleges the doctor suffered retaliation when he raised concerns about insufficient heart care ...

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Virginia Beach police to start using body-worn cameras

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) Police in Virginia’s most populous city are set to get body-worn cameras over the next two years. The Virginia Beach Police Department will be the last department in the Hampton Roads area to adopt the technology, The ...

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Judge tosses 2 of 4 conviction counts against accused spy

McLEAN (AP) A federal judge has tossed out two of four counts of conviction against a former CIA officer found guilty of spying for China. The counts were dismissed in a July 26 opinion by U.S. Senior District Judge T.S. Ellis ...

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Appeals court sides with environmentalists in pipeline case

McLEAN (AP) An appeals court has sided with environmentalists who challenged the decision by federal agencies to allow construction of a 300-mile natural gas pipeline on a swath of national forest. The unanimous ruling July 27 by a three-judge panel ...

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Child porn defendant could get 291 years

STANARDSVILLE (AP) A jury has recommended nearly 300 years in prison for a Virginia man convicted of dozens of child pornography-related charges. Christopher Mark Garrison, 48, was convicted of 43 counts in all July 25, including soliciting a minor and ...

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3 workers hurt in machinery plant explosion

WOOLWINE (AP) Authorities say three people have been hurt in an explosion at a factory in Patrick County. Patrick County Emergency Services Coordinator Steve Allen told news outlets that three injured employees were all alert as they were transported for ...

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4th Circuit sides with pipeline in eminent domain case

RICHMOND (AP) A federal appeals court has sided with the Mountain Valley Pipeline in an eminent domain lawsuit brought by landowners in the project’s path. A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on July 25 affirmed the ...

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