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Virginia Attorney General Concludes Race Information Is Not Necessary for Marriage Licenses

Virginia Attorney General Concludes Race Information Is Not Necessary for Marriage LicensesThe state has new forms, which let applicants “Declined to Answer” about race



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West Virginia state senator charged with prostitution

West Virginia state senator charged with prostitutionWest Virginia state Sen. Mike Maroney has been charged with soliciting a prostitute. The Republican lawmaker turned himself in and was arraigned Wednesday morning, a Marshall County court clerk said. Maroney exchanged text messages to discuss prices and set up meetings with a woman who has acknowledged being a prostitute, according to a criminal complaint.



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Virginia police were searching for a 'very dangerous' murder suspect. He was caught naked, TV video shows

Virginia police were searching for a 'very dangerous' murder suspect. He was caught naked, TV video showsMatthew Bernard ran at a reporter at the scene, was maced by an officer and choked a church caretaker — all while naked, television video shows.



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Flight Logs Reportedly Link Prince Andrew to Alleged Jeffrey Epstein Victim Virginia Roberts

Flight Logs Reportedly Link Prince Andrew to Alleged Jeffrey Epstein Victim Virginia RobertsDuncan McGlynnFlight logs for Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet reportedly suggest that Prince Andrew was in the same part of the world as Virginia Roberts Giuffre on at least three occasions.Giuffre alleges she was “given” to Andrew by Epstein three times.The flight logs for Epstein’s luxury black Gulfstream jet are private, but the Daily Mail has obtained entries for March and April 2001, which show that Giuffre was flown around the world by Epstein, while Andrew was touring the globe himself, touching down in similar locations.Cross-referencing the flight details with official announcements made by the royal family and press reports from the time reveals a number of coincidences. Giuffre, then known by her maiden name Virginia Roberts, arrived at London Luton airport on March 9 along with Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. Hours later, a photograph of Andrew with his arm around Giuffre’s waist was taken in Maxwell’s flat.A month later, on April 9, the duke began an official visit to the U.S. in his capacity as chairman of the trustees of the Outward Bound Trust.The Court Circular, the official record of royal movements, recorded his presence in New York that day.The Mail says that the very same day, Giuffre also flew to New York. She and Epstein left his Palm Beach home to arrive in New York via Atlantic City. Giuffre has previously claimed that it was around Easter time in 2001 that her second encounter with Andrew took place. Easter fell the following Sunday, on April 15.Giuffre has previously said of this alleged encounter: “A beautiful girl called Johanna Sjoberg, who worked for Jeffrey, was sitting on Andrew’s knee. Ghislaine guided me over to Andrew and I think he recognized me though I don’t know if he remembered my name. We kissed each other on the cheek and Ghislaine placed me on his other knee.”Roberts claims she was subsequently told to take Andrew for a massage, which she understood to mean she should have sex with him, which she claims she did.The Mail says the palace was specifically asked if he met Giuffre at this time, but they declined to answer.Giuffre has also said she was forced to have sex with Andrew at Epstein’s home in the Caribbean. The flight logs show that Giuffre and Epstein left New York on April 11 for the U.S. Virgin Islands.On Easter Sunday, April 15, Andrew was “in the Bahamas,” The Telegraph, reported—quoting a royal courtier who said he was on holiday with his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, and their daughters.The Bahamas is a two-hour flight from Epstein’s island near St. Thomas. There are no records suggesting that he visited the island. The palace declined to comment.Giuffre previously claimed Andrew was there for one night.She said she flew to the island with Epstein and Maxwell and that “seven Russian girls who didn’t speak a word of English” arrived with a modelling agent. The girls were told to pose topless in provocative positions for photographs, “then we were told to assemble in a big cabana… When I walked in, Andrew and Jeffrey were seated in chairs. Jeffrey directed us with hand gestures to start undressing and then we were instructed to start kissing and touching each other.“Jeffrey and the prince were laughing and then I stripped and I performed a sex act on Andrew. There was a dinner the next day and then Andrew was gone.”The flight logs will heap new pressure on Andrew to explain his relationship with Epstein.On Sunday, the publication of images of Andrew answering the door and waving off guests from Epstein’s New York home in December 2010 prompted the duke to issue a public statement, saying: “The Duke of York has been appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged crimes. His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behaviour is abhorrent.”Inconveniently for the palace, however, it is impossible to square the noble sentiments of this statement with the fact that Andrew clearly maintained a close friendship with Epstein after he had served his 18-month prison sentence for soliciting a minor for prostitution. If soliciting a minor for prostitution is not the “exploitation of a human being,” then it is hard to know what is. And not only did he go for stroll with Epstein in Central Park, he was apparently more than happy to stay at his house.The images of Andrew inside Epstein’s house directly contradicted a statement made to The Daily Beast by the palace that Andrew had not stayed at any of Epstein’s homes since the pictures in Central Park were taken.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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The Latest: Public weighs in on guns after Virginia shooting

The Latest: Public weighs in on guns after Virginia shootingA commission tasked with studying gun safety proposals after a mass shooting left 12 people dead in Virginia Beach is hearing from members of the public and special interest groups from across the ideological spectrum. The Virginia State Crime Commission was scheduled to hear hours of testimony from dozens of speakers Tuesday and then review bills introduced during a special legislative session in July. Members of the public and interest groups are expected to testify during a hearing before a Virginia commission tasked with studying gun safety proposals following a mass shooting that left 12 people dead in Virginia Beach.



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Virginia transgender bathroom case: Judge favors ex-student

Virginia transgender bathroom case: Judge favors ex-studentA federal judge in Virginia ruled Friday that a school board’s transgender bathroom ban discriminated against a former student, Gavin Grimm, the latest in a string of decisions nationwide that favor transgender students who faced similar policies. The order issued by U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen in Norfolk is a major victory for the American Civil Liberties Union and for Grimm.



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'Send him back': Angry reactions to Trump at Virginia event honoring foundations of democracy

'Send him back': Angry reactions to Trump at Virginia event honoring foundations of democracyA Virginia legislator interrupted President Trump as he delivered remarks at an event in Jamestown commemorating the 400th anniversary of the first representative legislative assembly in America.



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3 sentenced for violence at Virginia white nationalist rally

3 sentenced for violence at Virginia white nationalist rallyThree members of a white supremacist group were sentenced Friday to between two and three years in prison for punching, kicking and choking anti-racism protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia and political rallies in California. Members of the now-defunct Rise Above Movement were caught on camera assaulting counterprotesters before a planned “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville in August 2017. Benjamin Daley, Michael Miselis and Thomas Gillen each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to riot.



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Former Rep. Scott Taylor announces US Senate bid in Virginia

Former Rep. Scott Taylor announces US Senate bid in VirginiaRepublican former Rep. Scott Taylor says he’s running for U.S. Senate in Virginia, hoping to unseat Democrat Mark Warner in a state that’s become increasingly hostile to the GOP. Taylor is an ex-Navy SEAL and state delegate who was once a fast-rising star in the Republican Party.



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Mother arrested amid dayslong search for Virginia toddler

Mother arrested amid dayslong search for Virginia toddlerPolice in Virginia have arrested the mother of a missing 2-year-old boy who authorities now believe is dead. Hampton Police Chief Terry Sult told news outlets at a Friday night conference that specific charges against 34-year-old Julia L. Tomlin are pending, and the search for Noah Tomlin is intensifying. Sult said the city's Child Protective Services department is working to make sure Julia Tomlin's other children are safe.



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