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WASHINGTON (AP) - Immigrant teenagers say guards at a juvenile detention center in Virginia would strip them of their clothes, put bags over their heads, restrain them in chairs and sometimes beat them while they were in handcuffs. In court filings, lawyers for the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center near Staunton have denied the allegations. It is one of three juvenile detention facilities in America with federal contracts to handle children who had problems at less-restrictive housing.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Honduran woman who says she's facing deportation has taken sanctuary in a Virginia church. Abbie Arevalo-Herrera came to the U.S. in 2014 and has sought asylum based on what she says are death threats against her by the father of her oldest child.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal appeals court has thrown out a collection of lawsuits brought against a government contractor that veterans claim caused health problems by using burn pits during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a 2017 ruling by a federal judge in Maryland who dismissed the lawsuits against KBR. KBR is a former subsidiary of Halliburton Corp.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A group of women's health care providers has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a number of Virginia's abortion regulations in light of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court challenges Virginia laws, some decades old, that restrict who can provide an abortion and how it can be provided. The plaintiffs argue the laws are unconstitutional obstacles to care that have no medical basis.

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