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Guardrails pass most Virginia crash tests

(AP) A highway guardrail system that critics call dangerous has passed most of the safety tests financed by the state of Virginia, according to reports obtained by the Associated Press on Wednesday, but state officials still have concerns about the ...

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U.S. attorney nominations advance

The bids of Dana J. Boente and John P. Fishwick Jr. for U.S. attorney positions in Virginia moved ahead Thursday with approval of each by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Both nominations were approved on voice votes by the committee ...

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Republicans signal plans to reject Roush

(AP) Virginia Republicans are signaling their intent to remove Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s pick for the state’s highest court, potentially setting up another rancorous fight between the governor and the GOP-led General Assembly. House Republicans have not invited Virginia Supreme ...

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US prosecutors urge justices to deny McDonnell appeal

(AP) Federal prosecutors filed papers Tuesday opposing former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s bid to have the U.S. Supreme Court review his public corruption convictions. In its response to McDonnell’s petition, Justice Department lawyers disputed the former Republican governor’s claim that ...

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