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Advocacy Groups Seek To Delay New Gay Adoption Rules In Va.

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Equality Virginia, the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups are seeking the suspension of the rules to allow further public comment.

Under the state's Administrative Process Act, the board must reopen the comment period if at least 25 people make such a request. The groups say they've gathered more than 25 requests.

In April the board rejected the proposal to ban adoption agencies from discriminating against prospective parents based on sexual orientation and other issues. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli advised that the board lacked the authority to offer such protections.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 21

You can see a visual art exhibit that’s all about birds or check out two Shakespeare plays at a local theater.

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Soup to Nuts, Restaurants Smoke It All

While you won't find cigarettes in restaurants anymore, some smoking isn't banned. It's not just meat, either; it's hot to smoke just about anything edible.
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Obama Trip To Focus On Relations With Asia

President Obama is about to leave on a week's visit to 4 Asian countries. It's the latest effort to refocus U.S. foreign policy on Asia. Like earlier efforts, it's struggling to ward off distractions.
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Taking Transit Information Off Mobile Devices And Onto Public Displays

A transportation signage company is trying to change the way D.C. commuters make their transit decisions.

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