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McAuliffe: Justices ‘scared’ to go against General Assembly

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Were four conservative justices “scared” to side against Republican leaders in the court’s recent opinion on felon voting rights? Gov. Terry McAuliffe thinks so. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2aYNhZW ) reports that McAuliffe blasted last month’s 4-3 Supreme Court of Virginia ruling Monday during an appearance on a WIQO-FM radio show. The … Continue reading

Actress Anne Hathaway named goodwill ambassador for UN Women
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Actress Anne Hathaway named goodwill ambassador for UN Women

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway was appointed a goodwill ambassador Wednesday for the U.N. agency promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women. UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who announced the appointment, called her a longstanding supporter of women’s and girls’ rights. She said Hathaway will put the spotlight on women’s … Continue reading

Hillary Clinton announces campaign stop in Hampton Roads
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Hillary Clinton announces campaign stop in Hampton Roads

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Hillary Clinton has scheduled a campaign stop in Virginia’s Hampton Roads area. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s campaign made the announcement Saturday. Clinton will be in Virginia on Tuesday, June 21. Her campaign says Clinton will “discuss her vision of an America that is stronger when it is united, and lay … Continue reading

Trump’s investments include companies he bashed
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Trump’s investments include companies he bashed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has invested in some of the companies that he uses as punching bags on the campaign trail, according to new financial documents he submitted to the U.S. government. In his 104-page public financial disclosure report, the presumptive Republican nominee reported holding investments in companies like Ford Motor Co., Apple Inc. … Continue reading

Report finds segregation in education on the rise
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Report finds segregation in education on the rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six decades after the Supreme Court outlawed separating students by race, stubborn disparities persist in how the country educates its poor and minority children. A report Tuesday by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office found deepening segregation of black and Hispanic students at high-poverty K-12 public schools. These schools often offered fewer math, … Continue reading

Virginia spends big on private attorneys for state officials
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Virginia spends big on private attorneys for state officials

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia spent hundreds of dollars an hour for private attorneys for state officials, according to an annual report from the attorney general’s office. Last year, the state spent $14.8 million on outside attorneys for government officials, the Daily Press reported. The report showed the hourly rates ranged from $125 for immigration … Continue reading