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Judges pick new congressional map

(AP) A federal court has picked a new congressional map for Virginia that significantly changes the racial makeup of two districts and could help Democrats pick up a seat. But the new map could be short lived if the U.S. ...

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Deeds sues state over son’s death

(AP) A Virginia state senator whose son stabbed him multiple times before fatally shooting himself has filed a $6 million wrongful death lawsuit against the state and a mental health agency. Sen. R. Creigh Deeds of Bath County claims in ...

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Juries in the dark about parole status

(AP) In 1998, the jury deciding LeMar Jamie Anderson’s fate had an important question for the judge: “Do we — in Virginia — have parole?” The answer was no. Virginia had abolished parole in 1995. But Anderson’s jurors would not ...

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Suit filed in forklift death

ROANOKE (AP) Relatives of a man killed in a forklift accident in Roanoke are suing the equipment’s manufacturer and a distributor. The $10 million lawsuit alleges that the forklift lacked safety features. According to the federal lawsuit, 44-year-old George Demian ...

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