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Sale Of Pets From 'Puppy Mills' Facing Tighter Restrictions Under Virginia Bill

The bill limits pet shops to selling dogs that were obtained from humane societies, public or private animal shelters and qualified breeders.
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Lethal Injection Bill Fails In Virginia House Of Delegates

Legislation to secure the three-drug cocktail used in the state's executions by lethal injection failed in the state house, as lawmakers want to wait on a Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of the practice.

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Maryland Moves Toward Renewing Race, Gender Data Collection In Police Stops

The legislation has been in place since 2001, and supporters say it has led to a drop in racial profiling by police.

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Republican Leader Warns Bowser Not To Legalize Pot In D.C.

A Republican leader on Tuesday warned D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser that implementing a marijuana legalization law would be considered a "knowing and willful violation of the law."
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Here's Just About Everything You Need To Know About Pot Legalization In D.C.

With pot now legal in D.C., this is what you need to know about what is and isn't allowed.
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D.C. Area Activists Await Outcome Of Legal Battle On Deportation Protections

A federal judge moved to block President Barack Obama's executive action to extend deportation protection to millions of undocumented immigrants Monday, prompting an anxious response from local immigrants and activists.

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Bill On Cigarette Trafficking Faces A Divide Within Virginia GOP

A Republican in Virginia's Senate wants to tweak rules for cigarette retailers — and put cigarette sales under a different regulator — to help halt trafficking, but his colleagues on the House side recommended killing the legislation.

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Maryland Legislator Wants To Expand Access To Protective Orders

Under current law, people in dating relationships don't qualify for protective orders. Prince George's County Rep. Victor Ramirez is sponsoring a bill that would change that.
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Beekeepers Push To Ban Pesticide They Identify In Hive Collapses In Maryland

Farmers and gardeners in Maryland use pesticides classed as neonicotinoids because they aren't toxic to humans, but the effects on the state's bee population has been devastating.

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Virginia Senate Approves Bill Shrouding Lethal Injection Cocktail In Secrecy

A controversial bill headed to the Virginia House of Delegates is aimed at making sure the Commonwealth's Department of Corrections can secure the three-drug cocktail used for lethal injections, while keeping the suppliers secret.

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