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Supreme Court to rule in Gloucester transgender case

WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. Supreme Court will take up transgender rights for the first time in the case of a Virginia school board that wants to prevent a transgender teenager from using the boys’ bathroom at his high school. The ...

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Some face fewer choices, or none, under Affordable Care Act

NORFOLK (AP) Virginians will face fewer choices — or none at all — when buying health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Starting next year, only one insurer will sell the coverage in 28 of Virginia’s independent cities or counties, ...

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UVa dean says rape article led to ‘perception issue’

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A University of Virginia dean says a perception issue stemming from a magazine article about an alleged gang rape on campus affected an administrator’s ability to work with students. Dean of Students Allen Groves testified Wednesday in a ...

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Judge: John Hinckley freedom less contentious than expected

WASHINGTON (AP) A judge who ruled that would-be Ronald Reagan assassin John Hinckley Jr. should be allowed to leave the psychiatric hospital where he had lived for decades said Wednesday he got less “blowback” on the decision earlier this year ...

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State won’t oppose overturning convictions in ’97 slaying

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The Virginia attorney general’s office said Wednesday that it will no longer oppose overturning the rape and murder convictions of two former sailors after a federal judge declared last month that “no sane human being” could find the men ...

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2 women convicted of raising money for Al-Shabab

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Two women who used an Internet chat room to raise several thousand dollars for the Somali militant group al-Shabab have been convicted of providing support to a terrorist organization. U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga found the women — ...

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No prison time for mother who intimidated witnesses

NORFOLK (AP) A mother who intimidated witnesses in her son’s murder case by posting their personal information on Facebook won’t have to spend time behind bars. WAVY-TV reports Gloria Williams entered an Alford plea Monday in Norfolk to an obstruction ...

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Source claims pressure to be in Rolling Stone story

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The woman whose harrowing account of being gang raped at the University of Virginia was the centerpiece of a now-discredited Rolling Stone magazine article testified in a deposition that the story was what she believed “to be true ...

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Writer ‘startled’ when source backed off story

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The author of the discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about a woman’s claim of being gang-raped at a University of Virginia fraternity says she was “startled” when the woman seemed to back off her story following its publication. ...

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Appeals court revives lawsuit by Abu Ghraib inmates

(AP) A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit against a military contractor filed by former inmates of Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison. The lawsuit, which has now been bounced between courts for eight years, had most recently been tossed out ...

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