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Local Smokers Doubt Impact Of New Cigarette Labels

The Food and Drug Administration unveiled several new warning labels Tuesday that graphically depict the negative effects of tobacco use. But local smokers and health professionals have doubts about whether the labels will make a major difference.

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School Bus To Double As Mobile Farmers Market

It's a national problem that has become all too real for many residents of the District. Whole neighborhoods have little to no access to fresh produce. Now, one group trying to change that with a food caravan of sorts that crosses these "food deserts" with fresh fruits and vegetables.

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New HIV/AIDS Cases In D.C. Down By Half

While D.C.'s HIV/AIDs rate remains at an epidemic level, the District is making gains in a number of areas, according to District health officials.

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Va. Student Safety Bills Signed Into Law

Several pieces of legislation designed to improve safety for school children in Virginia were signed into law Tuesday.

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Advocates: Virginia Needs To Revamp Youth Mental Health Care

Some advocates for children with mental illnesses are calling on Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell to improve the way the commonwealth provides pediatric mental health care. They say many children in crisis aren't receiving the services they need.

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Virginia Beaches Temporarily Closed Due To Bacteria Levels

Several Hampton Roads beaches along the Chesapeake Bay have been placed off limits to swimmers.

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