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GOP regains control of state Senate

(AP) GOP candidate Ben Chafin, a Lebanon lawyer, won the special election for the 38th Senate District on Tuesday, solidifying Republican control of the entire General Assembly. With 99 percent of the votes counted, Chafin beat Democrat Mike Hymes 59 ...

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Witness: McDonnell struggled to rein in his wife

(AP) Former Gov. Bob McDonnell struggled to curb his wife’s erratic behavior, causing turmoil throughout the executive staff and nearly prompting a mass resignation among workers in the governor’s mansion, a defense witness testified Monday. Other former McDonnell administration officials ...

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McDonnells ask for case to be dismissed

(AP) Lawyers for former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are asking a judge to dismiss the 14-count corruption charges against the couple. The attorneys filed motions Friday morning saying the prosecution had failed to prove the McDonnells had ...

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