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Woman charged with shooting 2 children

McLEAN (AP) Police in Virginia say a woman shot two children, leaving one dead and the second with life-threatening injuries. Fairfax County police said 33-year-old Victoria Youngblood is charged with second-degree murder in the Aug. 5 shooting at a McLean apartment. ...

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Feds order work to stop on Mountain Valley Pipeline

McLEAN (AP) Federal regulators have ordered a stop to the construction of a 300-mile natural gas pipeline on a swath of national forest, following a recent decision by a federal appeals court. In an Aug. 3 letter to Mountain Valley ...

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Family files lawsuit in fatal shooting by US Park Police

WASHINGTON (AP) Attorneys for the family of a northern Virginia man shot to death by U.S. Park Police have filed a lawsuit that describes the incident as “egregious, senseless and unlawful” and spoke of “two out-of-control law enforcement officers.” Lawyers ...

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Congressional candidate’s fraud trial ends with hung jury

NORFOLK (AP) A Norfolk federal judge has declared a mistrial for a congressional candidate who was accused of defrauding the federal government. A jury could not reach a unanimous verdict on whether to convict or acquit Shaun Brown, media outlets ...

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Bookkeeper: Manafort didn’t disclose foreign accounts to her

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Paul Manafort inflated his business income by millions of dollars and kept his bookkeeper in the dark about the foreign bank accounts he was using to buy luxury items and pay personal expenses, according to testimony during his ...

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Herring asks high court to block DC sniper resentencing

(AP) Virginia’s attorney general has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block an order granting a resentencing for DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo. Attorney General Mark Herring’s application for a stay was filed Aug. 2. Herring previously announced he would ...

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4th Circuit upholds pipeline water quality review

McLEAN (AP) A federal appeals court has upheld a Virginia agency’s finding that says the Mountain Valley Pipeline is not expected to harm water quality. The Aug. 1 ruling by a three-judge panel with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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Police: Man dead after chase, gunfire exchange

YALE (AP) Authorities fatally shot a man who led troopers on a pursuit on a Virginia interstate as someone in the vehicle fired a gun, police said Aug. 1. A trooper traveling on Interstate 95 that morning spotted a vehicle ...

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Judge raps prosecutors over testimony on Manafort’s luxuries

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort personally directed millions of dollars in international wire transfers to pay for high-end suits and more than $3 million in improvements at his various houses, witnesses testified Wednesday on the second day ...

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New Charlottesville city attorney appointed

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Charlottesville has a new city attorney. John Blair, 40, currently the deputy county attorney for Albemarle County, will step into the job, The Daily Progress reported. Blair has undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia. He will ...

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