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New Va. Laws Focus On School Safety

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The laws approach school safety from several different angles. A few have to do with school buses. For instance, one stiffens the penalty for drivers who pass stopped buses. Another prohibits sex offenders from boarding school buses.

Two others have to do with substance abuse. The first designates bath salts as controlled substances. Another requires Virginia's Department of Health to survey students to help identify risk factors and improve substance abuse programs.

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Got My Goat? Vermont Farms Put Fresh Meat On Refugee Tables

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On National Mall, Native Americans Protest Keystone XL Pipeline

Native Americans from across the country are visiting Washington this week to protest the construction of a controversial pipeline in the Midwest.
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