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GOP lawmakers to sue over felons’ voting rights

(AP) Republican lawmakers in Virginia will file a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s decision to allow more than 200,000 convicted felons to vote in November, GOP leaders said Monday. Republicans argue the governor has overstepped his constitutional authority with ...

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Inmate video was not saved

(AP) An attorney representing the family of a mentally ill inmate who died at a Virginia jail is criticizing officials’ decision not to save video footage captured outside the man’s cell in the days leading up to his death. Lt. ...

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High court could overturn McDonnell conviction

WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court could make it tougher for the government to crack down on public corruption, signaling Wednesday that it may overturn former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s federal bribery conviction. Justices across the ideological spectrum expressed concerns during arguments ...

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Police: Man chokes Uber driver on I-95

CHESTERFIELD (AP) A Massachusetts man is behind bars in Virginia after police say he choked an Uber driver on Interstate 95 in Chesterfield. Media outlets report 22-year-old Maxwell Sweeney of Mansfield, Massachusetts, is charged with strangling another causing wounding or ...

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