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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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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 1

Music from West Africa and photography from South East Asia come to the D.C. area.

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From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

Researchers have found a gene that affects how strongly you experience bitter flavors. And those who aren't as sensitive eat about 200 more servings of vegetables per year.
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Legal Limbo No More? Bill To Go Before D.C. Council Lays Out Ridesharing Rules

Cab drivers in D.C. have long complained that their app-based, ridesharing competition are unregulated. Now D.C. Council member Mary Cheh is introducing a bill that would address these concerns.

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'Ello' Aims For A Return To Ad-Free Social Networking

Ello is the viral social network of the moment. Ad-free, invitation-only and with the option of anonymity, it's generating tons of chatter as the latest alternative to Facebook.

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