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NAACP: ‘Scant’ info in records about election integrity unit (access required)

The Virginia NAACP said Nov. 29 it was “deeply disappointed” after receiving “scant” information of substance in response to a wide-ranging public records request it made with the state’s Republican attorney general about his new election integrity unit. After expressing ...

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Survivor of Virginia Walmart mass shooting files $50M suit (access required)

A Walmart employee who survived the Nov. 22 mass shooting at a store in Virginia has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the company for allegedly continuing to employ the shooter — a store supervisor — “who had known propensities for violence, ...

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Virginia Rep. McEachin dies at 61 after cancer battle (access required)

U.S. Rep. A. Donald McEachin, D-Va., died Nov. 28 after a battle with colorectal cancer, his office said. He was 61. Tara Rountree, McEachin’s chief of staff, said in a statement Nov. 28: “Valiantly, for years now, we have watched ...

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California police: Virginia man killed family, took teenager (access required)

The suspect in a Southern California triple homicide who died in a shootout with police was a Virginia law enforcement officer who investigators believe drove across the country to meet a teenage girl before killing three members of her family. ...

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Suspect in shooting of campus police officers indicted (access required)

A man charged in the slayings of two campus officers at a private Virginia college has been indicted by a grand jury on first-degree murder and other counts. Online court records show Alexander Wyatt Campbell was indicted Nov. 21 by ...

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Supreme Court turns away school’s appeal of sex-assault case (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from a Virginia school board that says it shouldn’t be held liable for the alleged sexual assault of a student by a classmate on a band trip. The court without comment on ...

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Navy SEAL wins appeal of sentence in soldier’s hazing death (access required)

A military appeals court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for a U.S. Navy SEAL who got 10 years in prison for his role in the hazing death of a U.S. Army Green Beret while the men served in Africa. ...

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Judge turns away Psaki’s effort to quash subpoena (access required)

A judge refused Nov. 18 to quash a subpoena issued to former White House press secretary Jen Psaki that seeks her deposition in a lawsuit filed by Missouri and Louisiana, alleging that the Biden administration conspired to silence conservative voices ...

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Judge orders UVa. shooting suspect to remain in custody (access required)

A University of Virginia student accused of killing three members of the school’s football team and wounding two other students in an on-campus shooting will be held without bond, a judge ordered Nov. 16. The school also announced that it ...

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Dispute averted over special election to fill Kiggans’ seat (access required)

Virginia’s Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin and a leader of the Democratic-controlled state Senate announced an agreement Nov. 15 to hold a special election in January to fill the seat of GOP state Sen. Jen Kiggans, who was elected to Congress this ...

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