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Virginia Psychic Challenges Zoning Laws In Court

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A federal appeals court is considering a Virginia psychic's claim that Chesterfield County zoning and licensing regulations violate her religious, free speech and equal protection rights.

Patricia Moore-King, who operates as "Psychic Sophie," wants to run her business out of the same office complex as licensed psychologists and other professionals, according to the Associated Press.

King is challenging a zoning ordinance that would relegate her business to a less desirable industrial area. She also claims other regulations and licensing fees are unduly onerous.

Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III said he doesn't think the county is trying to regulate King's speech or run her out of business.

A decision is expected in a few weeks.

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Your Turn: Sexual Assault, Nate Parker And More

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Minnesota Cracks Down On Neonic Pesticides, Promising Aid To Bees

Minnesota's governor has ordered new restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been blamed for killing bees. Many details of the plan, however, remain to be worked out.
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Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan And His Visit To Mexico

Donald Trump lays out a plan for immigration after a meeting with Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto. An update on the Republican presidential nominee’s proposals on immigration, illegal drugs and trade.

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Results From Congressional Primary Races And New Concerns About Hacks Into State Voting Systems

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