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In Virginia, July 1 Means A New 'Breeze' Of State Laws

There are two new state songs. Marijuana can now be used for epilepsy. Women can breastfeed in public. And a newly created Ethics Commission will keep begin operations.  Those and other laws signed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe are taking effect.

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Questions Over What To Do With Unused Embryos

For some who use in vitro fertilization to have a baby, more embryos are created than used -- leading to thousands in storage. Complicated legal, moral and personal questions over what to do with unused embryos.

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The Supreme Court And Same Sex Marriage

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry, regardless of where they live. We explore the local impact of the decision - and examine the newest decisions from the court, which included actions on the death penalty and redrawing voting boundaries.

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Analysis Of The Supreme Court's Landmark Decision On Same-Sex Marriage

Many Americans are celebrating the Supreme Court’s landmark decision affirming the right of same-sex couples to marry. We dive into the court's decision, the dissents, how critics are reacting and what it means for the country.

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After Supreme Court Ruling, What's Next For Medicaid Expansion In Virginia?

Virginia is one of the states that opted not to use federal money under the Affordable Care Act to expand its Medicaid coverage for low-income families.
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Mixed Reactions To Historic Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

Last week the Supreme Court ruled the Constitution guarantees marriage rights for same-sex couples. It's an historic decision many are celebrating, but some say it's just one step toward equality, while others are troubled by the ruling.
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Before It Was Legal Nationally, Here's How Same-Sex Marriage Became Legal Locally

Same-sex marriage is now permitted in all 50 states, but before Friday's Supreme Court ruling, it was already permitted in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
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Bill To Make D.C. The 51st State Introduced Again In U.S. Senate

Fancy living in a state called New Columbia? A bill that would make the District the 51st state has been introduced once again the U.S. Senate, though with Republicans in control, the odds of passage are slim.

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The Supreme Court Rules on King v. Burwell

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier this morning that the federal government may continue to provide tax subsidies to lower income individual and families who signed up for health insurance on federally run health exchanges. Join us for an update on the decision and its implications