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Deaths related to virus outbreak rise to 3

SPRINGFIELD (AP) Health officials say three people have now died amid a virus outbreak at a Northern Virginia retirement community. The Fairfax County Health Department reported the third death Tuesday. Two deaths were reported last week. Officials said they did not know ...

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Chambers is president of national association (access required)

Jane Sherman Chambers – director of the Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorneys Services Council – has accepted the gavel as president of the National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators. Chambers took office on July 10 at NAPC’s summer conference in Destin, Florida. Chambers, ...

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Court reinstates challenge to ‘habitual drunkard’ law

(AP) A lawsuit challenging an unusual Virginia law that allows police to arrest and jail people designated as “habitual drunkards” has been reinstated by a deeply divided federal appeals court. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled July 16 ...

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Man sentenced to 2nd life term in Charlottesville car attack

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia. James Alex Fields Jr., 22, received the sentence July ...

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Virginia to get share of latest opioid settlement

(AP) Virginia is set to get a still-to-be determined portion of a $1.4 billion settlement to resolve U.S. investigations into the marketing of an anti-addiction drug. The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 11 that a British-based company has agreed ...

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Delegate accused of hacking aide’s email

(AP) A Richmond-area lawmaker is being accused by a former staffer of privacy violations. A former aide to Del. Dawn Adams, D-Richmond,  has filed a federal lawsuit saying the lawmaker hacked into a private email account without permission. Maureen Hains ...

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2 dead, dozens ill from outbreak at Springfield retirement home

SPRINGFIELD (AP) Virginia health department officials say two people have died and 20 more have been hospitalized by a respiratory virus outbreak at a large retirement community. The Fairfax County Health Department said July 12 that 55 of the 263 ...

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Reckitt Benckiser pays $1.4 billion in opioid settlement

LONDON (AP) Consumer products company Reckitt Benckiser says it will pay $1.4 billion to resolve U.S. investigations into the marketing of an anti-addiction drug by a subsidiary. The company said July 11 it reached agreements with the U.S. Department of ...

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Court: City can’t stop settlement plaintiffs from speaking

FALLS CHURCH (AP) It is unconstitutional for the city of Baltimore to reduce financial settlements to alleged victims of police misconduct when they speak out about their experience, a federal appeals court has ruled, likening the practice to “hush money.” ...

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Lt. Gov. Fairfax says eyewitness backs up his story

(AP) An attorney for Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax says there’s a witness who can corroborate his story that he did not rape a woman while they were students at Duke University nearly 20 years ago. Fairfax lawyer Barry Pollack sent ...

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