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Charles Fishburne is a correspondent for WCVE Public Radio. He brings over 40 years experience as a broadcast journalist and news executive in Richmond, Washington D.C. and New York. Charles was also a long-time television news anchor and news director in Richmond.

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Fourth Circuit Court Panel Upholds Conviction of Russian Who Fought for the Taliban

A three-judge panel of the Fourth US Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a Russian, fighting for the Taliban was not entitled to status as a prisoner of war.

The panel ruled 2-1 that Irek Hamidullin a former Russian military officer who led a Taliban attack on US forces in Afghanistan, was in effect a terrorist and not a soldier. University of Richmond Law Professor Carl Tobias, “He was trying to claim that he had combatant immunity, under the Geneva Conventions, but Judge Hudson rejected that and so did the Fourth Circuit.”

Senator Tim Kaine Says He is Heartened by Mike Pompeo’s North Korean Visit, But Still Opposes Him For Secretary Of State

Virginia Democratic Senator Tim Kaine said yesterday he was “heartened” to hear about CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, but says he still will not support him for Secretary of State.

Virginia Tech Remembers Victims of April Tragedy 11 Years Ago.

At Virginia Tech this weekend, they begin three days of activities for the 32 people killed and 17 wounded 11 years ago Monday, in what at that time was the deadliest shooting carried out by a single gunman in US History. In the aftermath, laws have changed and schools across the country have adopted new safety procedures. But at Virginia Tech, on the anniversary, “It’s important to remember the lives that were lost.” Virginia Tech Spokesman Mark Owczarski, "Eleven years ago we lost 32 very precious lives, students and teachers who were dedicated to learning and teaching.

Panhandler Struck at Henrico Intersection

Henrico County officials have again asked motorists not to give money to panhandlers, following an accident involving four vehicles and a serious injury to a man in the median asking for help.

Henrico County has posted signs asking motorists not to give money to panhandlers in the medians. At last night’s Board meeting, County Manager John Vithoulkas explained, “A pedestrian/panhandler was struck by the beige sedan, went airborne for a short period of time, and landed on his back in the roadway. The accident occurred Monday at Parham and West Broad."

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