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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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Judge orders mental exam for Matthew

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A mental health expert will evaluate a man charged with killing two college students in Virginia, according to a court order approved Monday. William Stejskal will be paid $350 per hour to examine Jesse Matthew Jr. before his ...

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VSB to join AG to help veterans

NORFOLK (AP) Veterans who need a hand with legal services could soon find it. Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring has scheduled two news conferences Monday to announce an initiative to provide low-income veterans with pro bono, or free of charge, ...

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Eagle lovers oppose resort plan

WARSAW (AP) Twice a year, bald eagles from as far north as Canada and as far south as Florida flock by the thousands to a stretch of the Rappahannock River in Virginia for an all-you-can-eat buffet. They perch in trees ...

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