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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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