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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A southwest Virginia school system has again removed all displays of the Ten Commandments, a month after reposting them despite concerns that doing so was unconstitutional. School officials say the Giles County School Board voted today to remove the framed, four-foot-tall, biblical texts.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Wildfires fanned by high winds have burned more than 4,500 acres across Virginia since Saturday. Officials say most of these fires have been contained or extinguished but other wildfires continue to burn on federal forest and park lands in western Virginia.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Gov. Bob McDonnell and Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley have opposite responses to the battle over collective bargaining in Wisconsin. McDonnell says he supports Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's push to strip most collective bargaining rights from nearly all public employees.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginians could fire BB guns and other air-propelled weapons in their backyards under a bill heading to the governor. The House voted today to approve a measure that allows the use of pneumatic weapons when fired with "reasonable care" to prevent projectiles from going outside of the property.

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