Federal Investigators Crack Down on Two Virginia Schools’ Use of Restraints

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Investigators found that children were being regularly pinned down or isolated and that their education was suffering as a result.

Where Are You From? David Dorsett Explores What Home Means to Military Brats

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GMP continues its celebration of The Month of the Military Child

28 Black People You Probably Don’t Know About (But You Should)— Madison Washington

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Madison Washington led the most successful slave revolt in U.S. history.

Virginia’s Attorney General’s Decision not to Defend Marriage Inequality is not Unprecedented

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Newly inaugurated Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) announced Thursday that he believes Virginia’s state marriage inequality amendment violates the United States Constitution and that he will not defend it against ongoing court challenges.

Merry Christmas, Husband

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William Dameron stops at a restaurant with his husband, where a waitress thinks she is brave to say Merry Christmas. They then drive to North Carolina, a state where they don’t even know how to say the word “marriage” correctly.

White Men Can Jump…Sometimes

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Doug Zeigler reflects on a movie on a that he loves and his experiences basketball court that gave him a small window into how racism feels.

Law Students and Faculty Help Veterans with Disability Compensation

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Not all injured vets have obvious scars; school law clinics are taking on pro bono cases for those who don’t have the visible markings of battle and have a hard time getting their disability compensation.

Virginia Felons Get Voting Rights Back

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Nonviolent felons in Virginia may soon have their voting rights automatically restored if Republican Governor Bob McDonnell’s proposal passes.

Walmart Security Accuses Father of Kidnapping His Own Biracial Children

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A Virginia man was accused of kidnapping his own children last week because, according to Walmart security, a white man with biracial children just didn’t “match up.”

Military Judge Rules Pfc. Bradley Manning’s Confinement Was Excessive

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Bradley Manning faces charges for leaking classified military information. Charges that include aiding the enemy which carries a maximum of life behind bars.

Scared Straight

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Steve Jaeger lives to tell a tale of hitchhiking in the Age of Aquarius.

Homer’s Hero

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Cameron Conaway offers a moving and personal dedication to his mentor, martial artist Daryn Clark, who despite fighting brain cancer still dedicates his life to helping others.

Special Needs Boy Abused on School Bus, Why Didn’t Anyone Help?

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Cooper Fleishman reports on the video of a special needs child being burned, screamed at and beaten up on a school bus, and wonders what could have been done to prevent such horrifying abuse.

Man-to-Man with lawyer-turned author Clifford Garstang

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Cameron Conaway sits down with Clifford Garstang to discuss life, law, inspiration, and now, writing.

Heart of Coal

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John Taylor wants to know how to be a good man, and how to turn his heart of coal into a shining diamond.

Ultrasound Bill: Politician’s Wife Votes with Her Vagina

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Jamie Reidy riffs on a Virginia lawmaker’s wife’s using sex as a political weapon to protest the Republican transvaginal ultrasound bill.