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Dozens of Dogs Rescued from Filthy Conditions at Virginia Home During Dog Fighting Investigation

Dozens of Dogs Rescued from Filthy Conditions at Virginia Home During Dog Fighting InvestigationInvestigators seized 33 dogs from a Portsmouth home during an investigation into dog fighting, according to a search warrant.



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Ex-West Virginia staffer disputes making anti-Muslim comment

Ex-West Virginia staffer disputes making anti-Muslim commentCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia Capitol staffer is disputing anti-Muslim comments a lawmaker said she made in response to an Islamophobic display outside the House of Delegates chamber.



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Anti-Muslim Poster Targeting Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar Rocks West Virginia Statehouse

Anti-Muslim Poster Targeting Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar Rocks West Virginia StatehouseIt led to a resignation, an injury and multiple condemnations



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Poster linking Democrat congresswoman Ilhan Omar to 9/11 leads to fight in West Virginia statehouse

Poster linking Democrat congresswoman Ilhan Omar to 9/11 leads to fight in West Virginia statehouseA poster that linked the US representative Ilhan Omar to 9/11 has resulted in a brawl among legislators in West Virginia, leading to an individual being taken to hospital. The poster, which was on display at a GOP event in the West Virginia statehouse, depicts the Twin Towers on fire on 11 September with the words “’Never forget’ – you said” written above the building. Under the image is a picture of Ms Omar with the words “I am the proof you have forgotten”.



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Manafort seeks sentence well below guidelines in Virginia case

Manafort seeks sentence well below guidelines in Virginia caseLawyers for Paul Manafort, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, asked a federal judge in Virginia on Friday to hand down a sentence that is significantly below sentencing guidelines, according to a court filing. Manafort, 69, who was convicted in August of eight charges of bank and tax fraud as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, is due to be sentenced on March 7. Under federal guidelines, Manafort is eligible for a sentence ranging from 19-1/2 to 24 years.



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Justin Fairfax: Virginia lieutenant governor stuns senators by comparing himself to lynching victims

Justin Fairfax: Virginia lieutenant governor stuns senators by comparing himself to lynching victimsThe lieutenant governor of Virginia has likened himself to a lynching victim while battling accusations of sexual assault and calls to resign from his post amid a series of scandals impacting the state’s top lawmakers. Justin Fairfax made the controversial statements during a surprise speech on Sunday, lashing out against his critics in the state Senate as 2019 legislative session was coming to a close. “I’ve heard much about anti-lynching on the floor of this very Senate, where people were not given any due process whatsoever, and we rue that,” Mr Fairfax said, referencing legislation the General Assembly passed expressing “profound regret” for lynchings in Virginia between 1877 and 1950.



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Manafort Faces March 8 Sentencing for Virginia Fraud Convictions

Manafort Faces March 8 Sentencing for Virginia Fraud ConvictionsU.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III set the date on Thursday, giving Manafort until March 1 to reply to Mueller’s recommendation that he serve between 19.6 and 24.4 years in prison. Manafort, 69, was convicted by jurors last August of bank fraud, tax fraud and failure to file a foreign bank account report. Manafort, who was President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman in 2016, also faces a March 13 sentencing in federal court in Washington.



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Virginia governor asks lawmakers to focus on budget 'equity'

Virginia governor asks lawmakers to focus on budget 'equity'RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam asked lawmakers Thursday to pass a state budget that has a "greater focus on issues of equity" as he tries to move past a blackface scandal that nearly ended his governorship.



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'It's One of the Ugliest Parts of Humanity.' Virginia Lt. Governor's Accuser Speaks About the Issue of Sexual Assault

'It's One of the Ugliest Parts of Humanity.' Virginia Lt. Governor's Accuser Speaks About the Issue of Sexual AssaultA college professor avoided talking directly about her accusation that Virginia's lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her, but she wasn't shy about publicly discussing her research and thoughts on the growing number of women reporting abuse.



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Virginia governor vows not to resign over racist incident

Virginia governor vows not to resign over racist incidentVirginia's embattled Democratic governor vowed in an interview on Monday not to resign over revelations that he wore blackface at a 1980s party.



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