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Politics Jan 23Virginia’s redistricting plan, picked by court, could shift some districts toward Democrats
On Tuesday, a panel of federal judges chose new district lines from a series of proposals submitted by a special master. The judges gave all sides until Feb. 1 to file objections. The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear…
Nation Dec 11Jury recommends life in prison for man who drove into Charlottesville protest, killing Heather Heyer
James Alex Fields Jr. was convicted of killing a woman and injuring dozens when he drove his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia last year.
Nation Dec 07Man who drove into Charlottesville protest, killing Heather Heyer, convicted of first-degree murder
A state jury rejected arguments that James Alex Fields Jr. acted in self-defense during a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017.
Nation Oct 31Mafia hit man is suspect in death of Whitey Bulger, official says
The official told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Fotios "Freddy" Geas and at least one other inmate are believed to have been involved in 89-year-old Bulger's killing Tuesday at a West Virginia prison.
Nation Oct 30James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, 89, found dead in prison
The murderous Boston gangster who benefited from a corrupt relationship with the FBI before spending 16 years as one of America's most wanted men was slain in federal prison.
Politics Aug 03With scant record, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh elusive on abortion
The big question about Kavanaugh's view on abortion remains unanswered: whether he would vote to overturn Roe. He'll almost certainly decline to answer when he is asked directly at his confirmation hearing.
Nation Mar 11Schools brace for massive student walkouts over gun violence
Some schools have taken a hard line, promising to suspend students who walk out, while others are using a more supportive approach.
Politics Feb 15Appeals court declares Trump’s travel ban unconstitutional
A federal appeals court has found that President Donald Trump's latest ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is unconstitutional.
Politics Dec 29Virginia GOP pushes to declare winner in disputed House race
Republican leaders said it was time to pick the winner in a bitterly contested election for the Virginia House of Delegates. They also urged a recount court to reject a bid by a Democratic challenger to reverse its decision declaring…