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Judge upholds Liberty University’s suit against Falwell

LYNCHBURG (AP) A Lynchburg judge has upheld most of a lawsuit Liberty University filed against its former leader, Jerry Falwell Jr., after an acrimonious parting last year. The lawsuit survived its first round of legal challenges on July 30 as ...

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RFK’s daughter wins yard planter from father’s former home

McLEAN (AP) One of Robert F. Kennedy’s children has won custody of a decorative planter that sat outside a Virginia estate called Hickory Hill where the branch of the famed American political family once lived. The Washington Post reported on ...

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Virginia inmate pleads guilty to pandemic benefits scheme

NORFOLK (AP) A Virginia inmate has pleaded guilty to part in a scheme to obtain pandemic-related unemployment benefits by using personal identifying information of over 30 other prison inmates, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Citing court documents in a ...

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Jury: Officer liable in 2019 fatal shooting

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) A civil court jury found a Virginia Beach police officer liable in the fatal shooting of a man in a 2019 backyard standoff on July 26 and awarded $1 million to the man’s family, news outlets report. ...

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Ex-airman sentenced to 45 months for leaking drone info

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A former Air Force intelligence analyst who once helped find targets for deadly U.S. drone strikes was sentenced to 45 months in prison for leaking top-secret details about the program. Daniel Hale, 33, told a federal judge he ...

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Health care groups urge vaccination

Twenty-nine Virginia health care organizations, which collectively represent hundreds of thousands of health care professionals in the commonwealth, issued a statement July 21 to strongly encourage unvaccinated Virginians to make a plan to be vaccinated against COVID-19. “As a nation ...

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City: Black man pointed gun at Virginia officer who shot him

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) Authorities in Virginia Beach say a Black man fatally shot by police had pointed a gun at the officer who shot him. The city’s version of events appears in a court filing in response to a $50 ...

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Advocates question DOC claim about restrictive housing

(AP) After Virginia prison officials recently announced the state has ended what it calls “restrictive housing,” some inmate advocates disputed the claim. The Department of Corrections issued a news release saying it had “completed the removal of restrictive housing” in ...

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Former Virginia lawyer pleads guilty to obstruction

(AP) A former Virginia lawyer has pleaded guilty in connection with allegations that he wrongfully obtained $4 million in funds primarily from the bankruptcy of the LandAmerica Financial Group, federal authorities said. Bruce H. Matson faces up to five years ...

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Virginia could see up to $530M under opioid settlement

(AP) Virginia is expected to receive up to $530 million over many years from a proposed $26 billion national settlement agreement to litigation over the opioid crisis, Attorney General Mark Herring announced on July 21. Herring and other attorneys general outlined key ...

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