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Warner Joins Bipartisan Group Targeting Sexual Assaults On College Campuses

The bill would force schools to provide confidential advisors to victims and forbids athletic departments from handling sexual assault cases themselves.
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Businessman's Assistant Testifies In McDonnell Corruption Trial

The assistant to the wealthy businessman at the center of the corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife is testifying for the prosecution.
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McDonnell To Testify In His Own Defense In Virginia Corruption Trial

The trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen continues Wednesday, following a day of opening statements where the jury learned the McDonnell would testify in his own defense, including the reading of a personal letter written to his wife.
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Activists Protest Federal Minimum Wage, Saying Increase Doesn't Cut It

Protestors gathered outside Union Station to protest what they consider a paltry federal minimum-wage hike.
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Judge Postpones Ruling On D.C. Gun Ban

D.C.'s gun ban is back temporarily: In response to Mayor Gray and D.C. Police's request for a stay, Judge Frederick Scullin has agreed to postpone last weekend's ruling for 90 days.
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Virginia Among States Expected To Appeal Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

Virginia and three other states may soon allow gay marriage after a federal appeals court ruling in Richmond, but supporters of a ban are expected to ask for a Supreme Court hearing.
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D.C. Lawmakers Scramble To Respond To Ruling On Gun Ban

D.C.'s attorney general has asked for a stay on a ruling striking down the city's ban on carrying guns outside the home, and D.C. lawmakers say they will return from summer recess to address the gun laws.

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Federal Court Strikes Down Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban

A three-judge panel on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled 2-1 that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is at odds with the constitution.

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D.C. Gun Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled D.C.'s ban on handguns unconstitutional, effective immediately. Kojo explores the status of the right to bear arms in the District.

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Cardin Likens Voting Ban For Felons To Jim Crow Laws

Lawmakers say a bill granting the vote to felons who have served their time is intended to address a racial divide in voter eligibility.

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