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Future Of Virginia's Gay Marriage Ban

Virginia's new attorney general, Mark Herring, says the state's voter-enacted ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional and he wants to see the courts overturn it. In 2006, Virginia voters amended the state constitution to bar gay marriage, but now Herring's office is joining two same-sex couples in a lawsuit asking a federal court to strike it down. The move is a sharp reversal of the state's legal position on gay marriage under his predecessor, Ken Cuccinelli. We get the latest.

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The Revival Of Lamb Ham: A Colonial Tradition Renewed

British colonialists brought lamb ham to America, where a sugar-cured, smoked variety became popular. Easier-to-cure pork ham eventually took its place, but now two Virginians are bringing it back.
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