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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A federal appeals court in Virginia has ruled against 28 defendants who simply ignored a lawsuit over a sex tape they falsely claimed featured Miss West Virginia 2003. Allison Williams won a $7.2 million verdict in 2009.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Pari-mutuel style betting on past horse races would be allowed under a bill that has passed the Senate. he bill would allow betting on computerized machines at the state's off-track betting parlors and at Colonial Downs in New Kent County. Bettors would be provided only general information, but no identifying data, on the horses, trainers and jockeys.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Former Freedom Riders are helping commemorate the 50th anniversary of the trip through the Deep South to challenge racial segregation in public transportation systems. Joan Trumpauer Mulholland and the Reverend Reginald Green were to appear today at the University of Mary Washington.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A study that raises drinking-water concerns about a proposed uranium mine in Southside Virginia has been presented to a National Academy of Sciences panel. The study concludes that an extraordinary weather event could flush radioactive contaminants into Virginia Beach residents' water.

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The Politics Hour - July 1, 2016

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Transportation Director Leif Dormsjo and Virginia Del. Marcus Simon (D-Fairfax).

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After Deadly Crash, Safety Officials Will Examine Tesla's Autopilot Mode

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