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Ex-Virginia Tech student pleads guilty to hiding teen’s body

CHRISTIANSBURG (AP) A former Virginia Tech student pleaded guilty Aug. 14 to concealing the body of a slain 13-year-old girl, but still faces trial on a more serious charge of being an accessory to the teen’s killing. Natalie Keepers is ...

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Manafort jury to hear closing arguments

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Closing arguments were expected Wednesday in the trial of Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman accused of tax evasion and bank fraud. Manafort’s defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses. Manafort himself chose not to ...

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Democrats sue to remove independent from tight House race

NORFOLK (AP) Democrats in Virginia have filed a lawsuit to try to remove an independent candidate from the ballot in a tight congressional race. The Democrats filed their suit Aug. 13 against the state and its election officials. Democrats claim ...

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Anthem to offer health insurance in 42 more Virginia markets

(AP) A health insurance carrier is re-entering the markets of 42 Virginia localities next year. Roughly 70 percent of Virginia’s 132 cities and counties have only one carrier, and the re-entry by Anthem Healthkeepers will decrease the amount to 45 ...

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Prosecution rests in Manafort tax evasion and fraud trial

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Prosecutors rested their tax evasion and bank fraud case Monday in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, closing two weeks of testimony that depicted him as using millions of dollars hidden in offshore accounts to ...

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State probe says Latino teens strapped down but not abused

WASHINGTON (AP) A state review into the treatment of immigrant teens held at a Virginia detention center confirmed the facility uses restraint techniques that can include strapping children to chairs and placing mesh bags over their heads. But investigators concluded ...

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Police probe assault of officer during Charlottesville march

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Officers kept the peace at weekend protests and counter-protests a year after a deadly far-right rally. Authorities made several arrests in Charlottesville and in northern Virginia, where a small group of right-wing demonstrators took the Metro to their ...

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Virginia forms task force to block worker misclassification

(AP) Gov. Ralph Northam has signed an executive order establishing a task force to come up with a plan to prevent worker misclassification and payroll fraud. The state estimates that the misclassification of employees as independent contractors costs Virginia as ...

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Federal officials halt Atlantic Coast pipeline construction

(AP) Federal officials have ordered a halt to construction on the Atlantic Coast pipeline, days after a federal appeals court threw out two key permits for building the 600-mile natural gas pipeline. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced the order ...

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Prosecutors to rest case at Manafort financial fraud trial

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Prosecutors are expected to rest their case Friday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, after days of occasionally dramatic testimony in Manafort’s bank fraud and tax evasion trial and some testy exchanges with the trial judge. Prosecuting ...

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