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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Restaurants across Virginia are preparing to implement new anti-smoking regulations. Starting Tuesday, restaurants will be allowed to have a smoking area only if they segregate smokers into rooms with separate ventilation systems.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Nearly 800 farmers and others with agribusiness ties are convening the annual convention of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation. Organizers say they will discuss land use, conservation, animal welfare and other issues at their meeting in Richmond this week.

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) Virginia State University has a replacement for Eddie N. Moore Jr., who is retiring in June after 17 years as the university's president. Virginia State's board of visitors says Keith T. Miller will replace Moore at the helm.

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Peruvians Love Their Chicha Street Art. The Government ... Not So Much

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Tea-Infused Sweets: Chocolate + Jasmine Tea Is A Match Made In Heaven

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America's First Ladies

They walk a tricky line: closest adviser to the President of the United States and hostess in chief. A new book examines the evolution of the role of first lady of the United States.

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E-Cigarettes and Vaping

Last week, the D.C. Council voted to designate e-cigarettes and "similar vapor products containing nicotine" as tobacco products. That means that their sales tax will jump from the regular 5.75% sales tax to the 70% tax that's tacked onto sales of products like cigarettes and cigars. We explore what this means for the evolving public health debate surrounding e-cigarettes.

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