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How rape story became magazine’s ‘worst nightmare’

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Rolling Stone magazine published a story in November 2014 describing in chilling detail a student’s account of being brutally raped by seven men at the University of Virginia. Several days later the magazine’s editors received an email from ...

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Attorney general fights lawsuit from anti-Trump delegate

(AP) Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is fighting a lawsuit by a delegate to the Republican National Convention who wants to avoid voting for presumptive nominee Donald Trump at the party convention later this month. Herring, a Democrat, filed a brief ...

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Man banned from Twitter after threats to 2 US senators

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A federal judge has barred a Virginia man from using Twitter after he was charged with tweeting threats to two U.S. senators. News media outlets cite a federal complaint as saying that 27-year-old Kyler Schmitz of Alexandria tweeted ...

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Attorneys for accused mother seek journal

NORFOLK (AP) Attorneys for a Virginia woman accused of killing her son are seeking a journal the boy kept before he died. The Virginian-Pilot reports that prosecutors have the teen’s writings. Lawyers for 45-year-old Tonya Slaton argue they could shed ...

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Lawsuit advances in case of dog snatched by PETA

NORFOLK (AP) A multi-million dollar civil suit will proceed against an animal-rights group whose employees allegedly kidnapped and euthanized a family’s Chihuahua on Virginia’s Eastern Shore in 2014. WBOC-TV reports that a judge in Norfolk recently released an opinion that ...

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