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Virginia Supreme Court Paves Way for Lawsuit

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The court ruled that a judge erred in dismissing Michael Lewis Jr.'s defamation claim against Lt. Brian Kei. However, the court upheld the judge's dismissal of malicious prosecution and false imprisonment claims against the officer.

Lewis was falsely accused of trying to abduct a 10-year-old boy. He was jailed for 41 days, and his arrest was reported in the media and on the county's website.

Today, Virginia's high court ruled Williams is entitled to a trial on whether some of the statements made by Kei in those news reports were defamatory.

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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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How New Jersey Tamed The Wild Blueberry For Global Production

In the past 10 years, the global blueberry crop has tripled. Yet the big, round commercial blueberry is a fairly recent innovation. It was created by breeders exactly 100 years ago, in New Jersey.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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