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LOUISA, Va. (AP) A prosecutor says the fatal shooting of a Louisa County man in a shootout with deputies in August was justified. Louisa County Commonwealth's Attorney Tom Garrett says the deputies' actions saved lives.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A House of Delegates committee has endorsed legislation to toughen state regulation of abortion clinics. The Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee voted 15-to-six today for the bill, which would require clinics to provide the same emergency equipment as outpatient surgical centers.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Black Virginia legislators say they're concerned about sharp rhetoric and Republican bills that defy federal power. Senator Mamie Locke, head of the Legislative Black Caucus, said bills challenging federal health reforms and that would let states repeal federal law sound "very 1861ish."

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Candidates for this fall's legislative races, particularly a battle for partisan control of the Senate, had nearly $9 million laid away at the start of the year. In the Senate, Democrats had nearly $1 million more on hand than the nearly $2 million Republicans did.

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