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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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Jhumpa Lahiri Finds Freedom In Italian Memoir: 'No One Expected Me To Do It'

The Interpreter of Maladies author is a successful, Pulitzer Prize-winning English-language writer. But she found writing in Italian gave her true freedom; "Language is a very messy thing," she says.
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Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.
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What's Behind Trends In U.S. Violent Crime Rates

FBI data suggest there was a slight uptick in violent crime in the first half of last year, but overall violent crime rates in the U.S. have dropped dramatically over the last twenty years. What led to the long-term decline, and why do some say it’s likely to continue?

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Blocked: Twitter's Role In Combating Violent Extremism

Over the course of seven months, Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts.

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