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Medical supply company claims Virginia bank hurt reputation

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A medical supply company created by two political consultants during the coronavirus pandemic have filed a lawsuit alleging that officials at a Virginia bank caused the firm to lose a $600 million equipment order and ruined its reputation. ...

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Loudoun gun range loses legal bid on virus restrictions

LEESBURG (AP) A judge has rejected a request from a Loudoun County gun range that sought to loosen the restrictions imposed under Gov. Ralph Northam’s executive orders to mitigate spread of the coronavirus. The injunction request filed by owners of ...

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Ex-federal worker pretended to be CIA to steal millions

FALLS CHURCH (AP) A former public affairs officer for the Drug Enforcement Administration has pleaded guilty to pretending to be an undercover CIA operative to persuade companies seeking business with the agency to give him millions of dollars. At a ...

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Charges dropped against man shot by officer with stun gun

FAIRFAX (AP) Prosecutors are dropping charges against an African American man who was shot by a Fairfax County police officer with a stun gun. Authorities say La Monta Gladney was the victim when officer Tyler Timberlake shot him with a ...

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Media group loses lawsuit seeking greater access to executions

(AP) A coalition of media organizations has lost a lawsuit seeking greater access to executions in Virginia. The media coalition, which includes The Associated Press, sued the department of corrections last year in federal court in Richmond. While media representatives ...

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White nationalist’s lawyer wants out of rally violence case

A leading white nationalist has told a judge that his notoriety has made it difficult for him to raise money for his defense against a “financially crippling” lawsuit that names him as an organizer of a rally in Virginia that ...

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AG’s office responds in lawsuit over Lee statue removal

(AP) Gov. Ralph Northam has both “the authority and the moral obligation” to remove a massive statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Attorney General Mark Herring’s office said in a court filing June 10. Herring will defend ...

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After controversy, man convicted of killing officer paroled

(AP) A man who served decades in prison for the killing of a Richmond police officer and whose parole grant sparked a still-continuing investigation by Virginia’s government watchdog agency has been released from prison. Vincent Martin, who had been held ...

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Judge O’Grady takes senior status (access required)

U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady of Alexandria has taken senior status, opening a vacancy for the appointment of a new district judge in the Eastern District. O’Grady assumed senior status on May 1, his online biography shows. The Eastern District ...

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Virginia prosecutors condemn Floyd ‘killing’ (access required)

The Virginia Association of Commonwealth’s Attorneys has issued a statement condemning the “brutal, senseless, and inexcusable killing of George Floyd.” The organization, which speaks for 120 elected prosecutors in the state, said Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis ...

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