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Attorney Seeks $4M For 2 Virginia Tech Families

The parents of two Virginia Tech students killed in the 2007 campus massacre are seeking $4 million in damages in their successful wrongful death lawsuit against the state, according to the Associated Press.

Jurors ruled for the families on March 14 after they agreed the state was negligent when Tech officials delayed alerting the Blacksburg campus of the first two shootings by a gunman who ultimately killed 32 and himself.

The jury awarded each family $4 million, but the state asked the trial judge to enforce a $100,000 cap on claims against the state.

The parents' attorney, Robert T. Hall, is seeking $2 million per family from the state's risk management plan, which covers state workers for damages related to their official actions as state employees.

State attorneys said the cap should stay in place.

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'Top Gear' Returns With New Hosts On BBC America

The massively popular BBC show, Top Gear, relaunches Monday on BBC America. Following the painfully public downfall of its former host, the new hosts have big gears to grind.
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'Sweetbitter' Is A Savory Saga Of Restaurant Life And Love

Oysters, cocaine, fine wine, love triangles: Stephanie Danler's debut novel Sweetbitter follows a year in the life of a young woman working at a top-tier Manhattan restaurant.
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Ralph Nader: The Future Of The Progressive Movement In The D.C. Region

Iconic consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader joins us for a conversation about civic engagement, the role of the media, and the future of the progressive movement in the D.C. region.

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Hillary Clinton's Emails

Hillary Clinton is under pressure after a State Department report criticized her use of a private email server: what's in the report, potential security risks and whether it could affect Secretary Clinton's bid for the White House.

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