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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.


'Hollywood Reporter' To End Annual Index Of Powerful Women In Entertainment

Janice Min, president of The Hollywood Reporter, tells Steve Inskeep why the magazine will stop publishing its "Women in Entertainment Power 100" list as a ranking.

As Big Food Feels Threat Of Climate Change, Companies Speak Up

A warming climate is likely to disrupt global food production, which has Big Food companies worried. Some, like Mars, are becoming increasingly vocal advocates for action on greenhouse gas emissions.
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U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes On How Money Influences Politics, Locally And Nationally

One of Maryland's federal lawmakers is behind some new ideas about campaign finance reform that have stalled in Congress, but are being taken up by local legislatures, including D.C.

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