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ROANOKE, Va. (AP) An avowed white supremacist accused of threatening people is scheduled to go on trial next week after a federal judge refused to dismiss charges that his hate-filled rants were protected free speech. William A. White is head of a Roanoke-based neo-Nazi group and is charged with threatening a newspaper columnist, a mayor and several others.

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) Virginia Military Institute says a cadet who collapsed and died after a 10-mile march had an underlying medical condition that caused cardiac arrest. The school said today the medical examiner determined John A. Evans had a disease that causes thickening of the heart muscle.

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