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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Legislators have voted to make Virginia the first state to regulate clinics that provide first-trimester abortions. The Senate deadlocked on the issue, and Republican Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling cast the tie-breaking vote.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia is getting federal funding to help firefighters battle wildfires in Warren and Rockingham counties. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it's authorized the use of federal funds to help fight two fires that began on February 19th.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Legislators have voted to make Virginia the first state to regulate clinics that provide first-trimester abortions. The Senate deadlocked on the issue, and Republican Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling cast the tie-breaking vote.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The General Assembly has given final passage to legislation extending from two years to 20 the time allowed for sexual abuse victims to sue their attackers. The bill doesn't affect the lifetime limit for criminal prosecutions of sexual predators.

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