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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Gov. Bob McDonnell wants Washington to deputize Virginia's state troopers to enforce federal immigration law. The governor says granting heightened powers to the troopers would help undermanned U.S. immigration agencies.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The nearly $540 million Virginia gets from the brand new $26 billion federal jobs bailout will help pay the costs of broadening eligibility for health care. The m oney is coming from a stopgap jobs bill passed Tuesday buy Congress.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The leaders of two environmental groups say oil drilling off Virginia's coast should be permanently banned. President Barack Obama declared a moratorium on planned exploratory drilling off Virginia's coast after the April BP spill.

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Kate Mulgrew: "Born With Teeth" (Rebroadcast)

Kate Mulgrew, who stars as "Red" in the Netflix TV series "Orange Is The New Black", opens up in a new memoir about her complicated family and the baby she gave away for adoption as a young woman.


Swapping The Street For The Orchard, City Dwellers Take Their Pick Of Fruit

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Conservatives who want to emphasize America's Christian roots embrace the story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact. But some historians say their role in the country's founding is overstated.

From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

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