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Feds seek Virginia tobacco commission records

(AP) Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed Virginia tobacco commission records from the past year that involve former Sen. Phillip Puckett, whose recent resignation has been under investigation by the FBI . The tobacco commission released copies of two subpoenas Wednesday to ...

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Former Sen. Puckett hires defense attorney

(AP) A former state senator whose recent resignation is being probed by the FBI has hired a former federal prosecutor to represent him. Attorney Thomas J. Bondurant Jr. of Roanoke announced Friday that he is representing former Democratic Sen. Phillip ...

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Jury gives Facebook victory in patent case

McLEAN (AP) Facebook successfully defended itself against a lawsuit that claimed the social media company infringed on patents held by a Dutch programmer who launched a website called “Surfbook” more than a decade ago. A holding company called Rembrandt Social ...

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