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  • Monday October 31st, 2016
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Rolling Stone magazine publisher and co-founder Jann Wenner says in a video deposition that he disagreed with a top editor’s decision to retract an entire article about a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity after the story was discredited. The Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/2dQ8RnM) jurors viewed Wenner’s deposition Friday. On it, he says that although the woman identified as “Jackie,” ...
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  • Monday October 31st, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Treasurer of Virginia says one in four residents in the state has unclaimed property. WSLS-TV in Roanoke reports (http://bit.ly/2ejPEac) that more than $2.5 billion worth of cash and valuables are in the Treasury’s care. They include a solid gold bar worth about $20,000 and a three-carat diamond ring. There are also tools, cookware, vacuum cleaners and guitars. It all comes from various places. ...
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  • Friday October 28th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia students performed better on a national science exam than their peers in most other states. The Virginia Department of Education says that 50 percent of Virginia fourth graders met or exceeded the proficiency standard on the 2015 national science tests compared to 37 percent of fourth graders nationwide. Among eighth grade students, 40 percent of Virginia students met or exceeded proficiency. That’s ...
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  • Friday October 28th, 2016
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – While Rolling Stone pursued its now-discredited story about sexual assault at the University of Virginia, emails show the school’s administration sought to kill a proposed alumni magazine article about how the school handles sex assaults on campus. The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/2eKzTd2 ) an email chain entered into evidence this week in the defamation trial against Rolling Stone shows administrators expressed concerns ...
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  • Thursday October 27th, 2016
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A University of Virginia dean says a perception issue stemming from a magazine article about an alleged gang rape on campus affected an administrator’s ability to work with students. Dean of Students Allen Groves testified Wednesday in a defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine over a now-retracted article about a student who said she was gang raped in 2012. WVIR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2dY1PM7) that ...
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  • Wednesday October 26th, 2016
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – The Latest on the defamation trial against Rolling Stone magazine over its since-retracted story about a woman’s gang rape at the University of Virginia(all times local): 3:15 p.m. The woman portrayed in a discredited Rolling Stone magazine story says the account of her rape described in the article is what she believed “to be true at the time.” In a video deposition played to ...
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  • Wednesday October 26th, 2016
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s governor says low-income residents in two cities will soon enjoy the first toll-relief program of its kind in the country. According to the Daily Press (http://bit.ly/2eoSRe4), Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Portsmouth and Norfolk residents who earn less than $30,000 a year can qualify for discounts when taking the Midtown and Downtown tunnels in Virginia’s Tidewater region. The discount is for 75 ...
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