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    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia has submitted to the federal government its draft plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay, estimating that agriculture alone could face costs totaling $800 million to comply. State officials have concerns about the costs, saying it's being developed despite the bad economy.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Gov. McDonnell wants nearly $500 million from selling Virginia's state-owned liquor stores to provide loans and grants for local highway congestion relief projects. He calls for up to 1,000 licenses for private retail stores, about three times the current number of stores.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The state Department of Corrections says the only woman on the state's death row has declined to choose the method of her scheduled September 23rd execution. Forty-year-old Teresa Lewis of Pittsylvania County would be the first woman executed in Virginia in nearly 100 years and the first in the U.S. since 2005.

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) The Board of Supervisors in Loudoun County has voted to continue a policy that allows people to erect religious and other displays on the grounds of the county courthouse. A county committee had recommended banning such displays because they feared the process would become unwieldy.

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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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