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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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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 22

You can attend a festival where nothing is planned, aside from the schedule, or see a play about temptation and loyalty.

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Syrup Induces Pumpkin-Spiced Fever Dreams

Hugh Merwin, an editor at Grub Street, bought a 63-ounce jug of pumpkin spice syrup and put it in just about everything he ate for four days. As he tells NPR's Scott Simon, it did not go well.
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Cuccinelli Claims PAC Shortchanged His Campaign

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A lawsuit by Republican Ken Cuccinelli says a political action committee raised large amounts of money invoking his name in email solicitations despite giving only a pittance to his 2013 campaign.

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Cellphones In Class Are No Problem In One Maryland School District

An Eastern Shore school district is allowing teachers to treat students' cellphones, tables and laptops as a resource rather than a nuisance.

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