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Tree sitters end pipeline protest after contempt ruling

ROANOKE (AP) Two women have come down from tree-top perches where they have been protesting a natural gas pipeline granted eminent domain to run through their property in Virginia. Sixty-one-year-old Theresa Ellen Terry and her adult daughter, Theresa Minor Terry, ...

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Tree sitters found in contempt for protesting pipeline

ROANOKE (AP) A federal judge has given a mother and daughter until midnight Saturday to come down from trees and comply with a court order granting a natural gas pipeline rights to their property. U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Dillon found ...

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Judge poses pointed questions on Manafort charges

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A federal judge on Friday asked pointed questions about special counsel Robert Mueller’s authority to bring charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and suggested that prosecutors’ true motive is getting Manafort to “sing” against the president. ...

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George Mason faculty seeks disclosure of donor agreements

McLEAN (AP) The faculty senate at Virginia’s largest university has formally asked the school to disclose donor agreements after revelations that some gift arrangements gave the conservative Charles Koch Foundation a say in the hiring and firing of some professors. ...

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Grand jury to consider drug charge against Rose McGowan

LEESBURG (AP) Actress Rose McGowan says the cocaine found in her Chanel wallet left behind on a United Airlines flight isn’t hers. Her lawyers have suggested the drugs were planted. Nevertheless, McGowan could face indictment in Virginia on a felony ...

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Republican sues to get on US Senate primary ballot

(AP) A Republican is suing to get on the primary ballot for a Virginia U.S. Senate race. Ivan Raiklin filed a lawsuit in federal court May 1 against the Republican Party of Virginia and the state Board of Elections. He ...

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Documents show ties between GMU, conservative donors

FAIRFAX (AP) Virginia’s largest public university granted the conservative Charles Koch Foundation a say in the hiring and firing of professors in exchange for millions of dollars in donations, according to newly released documents. The release of donor agreements between ...

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Man sues police, lifeguard who saved him from near drowning

FAIRFAX (AP) A man who reportedly suffered a bipolar episode and tried to drown himself in a pool is suing the police officers and lifeguard who pulled him out of the water. The lawsuit filed April 27 by 23-year-old Mateusz ...

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Virginia authorities charge woman with possession of ricin

NORFOLK (AP) Federal authorities in Virginia have charged a South Carolina woman with possession of the deadly poison ricin and having a gun with an obliterated serial number. Sixty-two-year-old Debra Siers-Hill of Ladson, South Carolina, made an initial court appearance ...

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Federal appeals Judge Robert Chapman dead at 91

(AP) Federal appeals court Senior Judge Robert F. Chapman died April 18 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He was 91. Fellow Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Chapman played no favorites and his ...

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