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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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Suspect caught in fatal shooting of 3 U.Va. football players (access required)

A University of Virginia student shot and killed three members of the school’s football team as they returned to campus from a field trip, authorities said, setting off panic and a 12-hour lockdown at the school until the suspect was ...

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Man named in July 4 plot sentenced on immigration charge (access required)

A Guatemalan immigrant who was identified by Richmond police as one of two suspects in a potential July 4 mass shooting plot has been sentenced to 5 1/2 months in prison for reentering the U.S. after deportation. Rolman Balcarcel-Bavagas, 38, ...

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Kiggans gives GOP 1 of 3 House wins it sought in Virginia (access required)

Republicans knocked off one of three Democratic congresswomen in Virginia who faced tough reelection bids Nov. 8 in a midterm election season where the GOP sought to regain control of the House of Representatives. Republican challenger Jen Kiggans, a state senator, ...

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Libyan commander Hifter deposed in US civil lawsuit (access required)

A Libyan military commander who once lived in Virginia sat for a deposition Nov. 6 in a U.S. lawsuit in which he is accused of orchestrating indiscriminate attacks on civilians and torturing and killing political opponents, according to an advocacy ...

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Trial set for reenactor charged with leaving pipe bomb (access required)

A federal trial for a former Civil War reenactor accused of planting a pipe bomb at a Virginia battlefield and threatening to disrupt other events has been set for next year. Gerald Leonard Drake, 63, had been on the docket for a ...

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Suspect in women’s killings to get mental health evaluation (access required)

A Virginia judge has granted a motion for a mental health evaluation for a man police have dubbed the “shopping cart killer” after he was charged in two slayings and authorities linked him to several others. A Rockingham County judge on Nov. ...

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