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McDonnell, wife request separate trials

(AP) — Lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife have asked a federal judge to order separate trials in their public corruption case. In motions filed late Tuesday night, defense attorneys said Maureen McDonnell wants to testify ...

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McDonnell seeks dismissal of charges

(AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s lawyers filed a motion Tuesday evening asking a federal judge to dismiss most of the charges against McDonnell and his wife in a public corruption case. The motion seeks dismissal of 11 corruption ...

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Judge denies McDonnell’s motion

(AP) — A federal judge has denied a request by former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s defense team to limit prosecutors’ involvement in a civil case against the government’s key witness. Judge James R. Spencer ruled in court Tuesday against the ...

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Va AG continues public safety tour

(AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is continuing on a two-week public safety tour of the state. Herring launched the tour on Monday in Hampton Roads and has events scheduled in Culpeper and Fredericksburg on Tuesday. He has planned 22 ...

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Appeals court to hear torture case

(AP) — Four former Iraqi detainees who claim they were tortured at the Abu Ghraib prison are asking a federal appeals court to reinstate their lawsuit against a military contractor. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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