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Race for Top Prosecutor Posts Heats Up in Northern Virginia with Legal Reform as Prime Agenda

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Northern Virginia is readying for a tough battle for the seat of top prosecutor. Arlington County, Fairfax County and Loudoun County have hopefuls, who are keen on bringing reform into the system, and end the punitive actions taken for minor offences. Parisa Tafti who is running against Arlington County Commonwealth’s Attorney Theo Stamos, aims to…

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Filler-Corn Raises Political Expectations in Virginia House as the First Woman to Lead in 400 Years

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Breaking the proverbial glass ceiling, and setting several ‘firsts’, Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax) is ready to take over the office of the Virginia House of Delegates in a momentous move. She will be the first woman to ascend the caucus in the 400-year history of the chamber. “I’ll tell you, there has been an outpouring of…

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West Virginia

Life Expectancy Falls In West Virginia

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Life expectancy is declining in West Virginia with about 0.5 percent of its population declining between July 2017-2018. President Donald Trump claims that he “turned West Virginia around” because of what he did “environmentally with coal”. While the population of West Virginia has been declining from six years, the President’s best efforts to fix health…

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West Virginia coal-mine

Concerns over copper theft after group trapped in West Virginia coal-mine shaft rescued

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Unemployment in West Virginia is driving people towards undertaking riskier assignments such as unauthorized copper extraction in abandoned coal mines. In one such incident, three people were lost in a nonoperational coal mine in the state after they entered an abandoned shaft in search of the metal. Fortunately, they were found alive on Wednesday after…

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Maria Butina: A “Russian Spy” in Virginia Jail

Maria Butina: A “Russian Spy” in Virginia Jail

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Maria Butina, 30, was accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government. She has been serving jail term in Virginia, but it now appears that her plea deal might be nearing, as per the documents filed in the court, last week. Federal prosecutors and her lawyers in a joint court filing wrote that…

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Virginia Medicare fraud

Virginia Medicare Fraud – Home Health Care Company Head Accused of $4.5M Fraud

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The owner of Fairfax County home health care company has been accused for fraudulently billing millions to the state. The owner accused of Virginia Medicare Fraud worth $4.5 million, is apparently behind the bars. The case emerged when Virginia was preparing to expand its Medicaid Program. The President of home health care company, Mercy Services…

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Nabra Hassanen murder

Nabra Hassanen: Muslim teenage girl raped & murdered by Virginia man

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A Virginia man, Darwin Martinez Torres, 25, has pleaded guilty for rape and murder of a 17-year-old Muslim girl, Nabra Hassanen. On 18 June last year, Torres assaulted Nabra near a mosque during Ramadan in Sterling, 30 miles west of Washington DC. According to the police statement, Nabra and her friends were walking to the All…

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Virginia Jail Discriminates Other Religions by Establishing “God-Pod”

Virginia Jail Discriminates Other Religions by Establishing “God-Pod”

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On Wednesday, a Muslim civil rights group filed a federal lawsuit against a Virginia jail, claiming that it has set up a ‘Christians only’ unit called “god-pod”. Nearly 30 to 40 inmates in the pod have been shifted, since it was established months ago. According to the council of American-Islamic Relations, the riverside regional jail…

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James Fleming

Suspect of Double Slayings Arrested in Virginia

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A registered sex offender, James Fleming has been arrested in Virginia, for being charged in the fatal shootings of two innocent bystanders last week. He had also attempted rape inside a low-income senior complex in Detroit. On Monday, the Detroit police said the Fleming, 69, surrendered to authorities in Richmond around midnight. However, no other…

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