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Former Virginia first lady asks court to vacate convictions

(AP) Lawyers for Virginia’s former first lady say her corruption convictions should be vacated after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned her husband’s convictions. News outlets report that Maureen McDonnell’s attorneys asked the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate ...

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4th Circuit: North Carolina voter ID law is discriminatory

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) A federal appeals court ruled Friday that a North Carolina law requiring photo identification to cast in-person ballots was enacted “with discriminatory intent” and must be blocked. An opinion issued by a three-judge panel of the 4th ...

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McDonnell case put on hold after Supreme Court ruling

(AP) A federal appeals court has put former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s corruption case on hold to give prosecutors and defense attorneys more time to analyze the U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The high court overturned McDonnell’s corruption conviction in June, saying ...

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Man convicted of capital murder in trooper’s death

DINWIDDIE (AP) A man has been convicted of capital murder in the 2013 shooting of a Virginia state trooper. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that 31-year-old Russell E. Brown III of Chesterfield County was convicted Thursday in the death of Master ...

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For would-be Reagan assassin, freedom only days away

WASHINGTON (AP) For the past decade, the man who shot President Ronald Reagan has quietly spent a growing number of his days living with his 90-year-old mother in a gated community in Williamsburg. On Wednesday, a judge finalized John Hinckley ...

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Officer’s trial exposes fault lines over police shootings

PORTSMOUTH (AP) It’s a familiar story: an unarmed black male killed at the hands of a white law enforcement officer. But it didn’t take place in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, or any of the other cities most recently at the center ...

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GOP leaders urge feds to dismiss McDonnell case

(AP) Top Virginia Republicans have asked the U.S. Justice Department to stop trying to convict former Gov. Bob McDonnell of corruption. House Speaker William Howell and Senate Majority Leader Thomas Norment said in a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch ...

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Anne Holton resigns as secretary of education

(AP) Anne Holton, wife of vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine, has resigned as Virginia’s Secretary of Education. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office announced July 26 that Anne Holton stepped down from the cabinet-level post because her husband had been picked to be Hillary Clinton’s ...

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Former Va. Tech students indicted in teen’s slaying

(AP) Two former Virginia Tech students were indicted Tuesday in the slaying of a seventh-grade girl who was found dead last January days after authorities say she sneaked out of her window to rendezvous with the older teens, a county ...

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McAuliffe moves to restore rights individually

(AP) Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration says it will move quickly to ensure thousands of felons hoping to cast ballots in November’s election will be able to vote. McAuliffe Spokesman Brian Coy said Monday that the administration expects by the end ...

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