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Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell Left To Pay His Own Legal Bills

Attorney General Mark Herring says the state is no longer going to pay outside law firms to represent former Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell and his staffers.

Herring is terminating the contracts, which are related to criminal investigations of McDonnell.

Federal and state authorities are investigating gifts given to McDonnell and his family by former Star Scientific Inc. CEO Jonnie Williams.

McDonnell has not been charged with any crimes, and has also hired private attorneys to represent him.

Former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said a conflict prevented his office from representing McDonnell and his staffers and appointed the outside firms.

Herring's office says that conflict no longer exists.

Multiple media outlets are reporting that the legal bills from the outside firms total more than $780,000.

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Barbershop: UofL Basketball Ban, Football Concussions And The NFL Women's Summit

ESPN contributor Kevin Blackistone, Bloomberg View's Kavitha Davidson and The Washington Post's Wesley Lowery talk about the UofL basketball team, public opinion of the NFL, and women in sports.
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After Introducing Changes, Keurig Sales Continue To Fall

Despite America's high coffee consumption, Keurig reported disappointing sales this week. Even during its popular holiday selling period, the numbers haven't perked up in recent years.
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On The Clock: Rubio Gets The Most Talking Time In Tonight's Debate

It was the last debate before the New Hampshire primary and Donald Trump was back onstage. Which GOP candidate ended up with the most talking time?
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How Limited Internet Access Can Subtract From Kids' Education

Smartphones are often credited with helping bridge the "digital divide" between people who do and don't have Internet access at home. But is mobile Internet enough for a family with a kid in school?

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