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Lawsuit challenges admissions changes at elite public school


FAIRFAX (AP) More than a dozen middle schoolers and their families have filed a lawsuit seeking to block changes in the admissions process at an elite public high school in Northern Virginia that has been ranked as the best in ...

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How to combat ‘Zoom fatigue’ (access required)

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“Our senior leaders want us to have our teams do a six-hour online training program. I know that it’s necessary to cover this material — and doing it all at one time is the way it’s always been done — ...

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Medical Society’s new president to focus on mental health (access required)


The Medical Society of Virginia will spend the next year focusing on mental health wellness programs for physicians, according to the group’s new president. Dr. Arthur J. Vayer Jr. was installed as the 200th president of the physician advocacy group ...

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No immunity for officer who charged wrong suspect (access required)


A Pulaski County sheriff’s deputy does not have qualified immunity in a civil rights lawsuit filed by a woman he mistakenly charged with felony drug distribution, a federal judge has ruled. The woman contends the deputy lacked probable cause because ...

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Judge sides with governor, but Lee statue stays put for now

The Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue in Richmond (Photo by Maura Mazurowski)

(AP)  A judge on Oct. 27 ruled in favor of Gov. Ralph Northam’s plans to remove an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee — but said the state can’t immediately act on his order. Richmond Circuit Judge W. ...

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Bernard Cohen, lawyer who took on mixed marriage law, dies at 86

Bernard Cohen/Photo courtesy of Karen Cohen

Former Del. Bernard S. Cohen, who won a landmark case that led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of laws forbidding interracial marriage and later went on to a successful political career as a state legislator, died Oct. 19 of ...

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