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News Minute: Here is the latest Virginia news from The Associated Press

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Virginia 7th Congressional District Republican candidate Dave Brat's campaign is hosting an outdoor fundraising rally Sept. 27 that will feature Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions and conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. The rally will take place in Beaverdam. Brat pulled off a stunning upset victory against then-Majority Leader Eric Cantor's during the June Republican primary.

A federal appeals court in Virginia is set to hear arguments in two cases involving strip searches of people arrested and awaiting arraignment. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will conduct hearings on the cases out of West Virginia and Maryland today in Richmond.

Deadly domestic violence is the focus of a conference in Williamsburg that will bring together law enforcement officials and advocates for victims of domestic abuse. The conference begins today and runs through Friday. Virginia's secretary of public safety and homeland security, Brian Moran, will deliver opening remarks.

A Virginia Beach-based relief organization is in Iraq, providing aid to displaced Christians. Operation Blessing says a team sent to Iraq this week is scheduled to begin delivering food and blankets today. The aid is intended for Christians and Yazidis living in camps and abandoned structures in and near the city of Erbil.

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