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Ex-federal prosecutor to be sworn in as US attorney

ROANOKE (AP) A former federal prosecutor will be formally sworn in as the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia. Thomas T. Cullen will be installed Friday during a ceremony at the Poff Federal Building in Roanoke. The event ...

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Facing lawsuit, more militia groups to avoid Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Three militia groups and their commanding officers who took part in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville have agreed not to return for any coordinated armed activity in the future. A law center representing Charlottesville and other plaintiffs ...

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Court vacates key federal permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

(AP) A federal appellate court vacated a key permit granted to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, saying May 15 that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provided no specific limits for the allowable impact on threatened and endangered species. The immediate impact ...

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Judge fines couple who allowed tree-sitters on farm

ROANOKE (AP) A federal judge has found a Virginia couple who own a farm in the path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline in contempt of court after protesters took to trees on their property. U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth Dillon ...

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State Senate leader: No shutdown over Medicaid

(AP)  The top Republican in the Virginia Senate pledged Monday that a long-simmering and unresolved fight over Medicaid expansion won’t lead to a state government shutdown. But Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment didn’t say how the dispute will be resolved. ...

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Court rejects appeal from death row inmate

(AP) A federal appeals court panel has upheld the death sentence of a Virginia inmate who ate his cellmate’s breakfast and then strangled him for complaining. In a 2-1 ruling May 8, the panel upheld a district court’s denial of ...

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Court upholds child neglect convictions in DUI case

(AP) A Virginia court has rejected the appeal of a woman convicted of felony child neglect after driving drunk with her two children in the car. The Court of Appeals on May 8 rejected Leslie Itutu Camp’s claim that a ...

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2 UVa alumni make $43.9M gift to law school

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Two University of Virginia law school alumni have made a $43.9 million donation to the school, which is the largest gift in its history. The Daily Progress reports Martha and Bruce Karsh announced they will donate the money Thursday. The ...

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Court says border agents need suspicion to search cellphones

(AP) U.S. border authorities cannot search the cellphones of travelers without having some reason to believe a particular traveler has committed a crime, a federal appeals court has ruled. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled May 9 in ...

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Appeals court backs prosecutor’s immunity

(AP) A federal appeals court on Monday blocked a lawsuit against Baltimore’s top prosecutor filed by five police officers who said she maliciously investigated and charged them in the death of a black man who suffered a fatal spinal injury ...

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