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Virginia Lawmakers Brace For Possibility Affordable Care Act Could Be Jettisoned

The Supreme Court is preparing to hear a challenge to the Affordable Care Act, potentially threatening the federal subsidies that pay for health care for millions of Americans.

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Virginia Legalizes Cannabis Oil For Epilepsy Treatment

As marijuana laws across the nation are loosening — D.C. and Alaska legalized the drug just this week — Virginia is taking a very small step in the same direction.
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Maryland Army Vet Helps Fellow Service Members Transition To Civilian Work

When Capt. Justen Garrity found it nearly impossible to find a job after he left the U.S. Army, he decided to strike out on his own.

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Lie, Cheat, Steal: Does UVA's Strict Honor Code Need A 21st-Century Update?

The University of Virginia has had a rule on the books for 172 years that students caught cheating, lying or stealing will get kicked out — but does that still make sense in the 21st century? Students will get to decide.

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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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Proposed Virginia Budget Could Bring Boon To Local Governments

This is the last week of the General Assembly session in Richmond, and budget negotiations seem to be going smoothly — a far cry from last year — and that good benefit localities in Virginia.
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Congressional Redistricting Process In Virginia Pushed Back To September

A federal court last year found that Virginia's redistricting unfairly diluted the influence of the state's African American population, but redrawing the lines will have to wait the results of a Supreme Court appeal.

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Virginia Proposes Fining CSX Transportation For 2014 Oil Spill

Virginia is proposing a large fine against the freight rail carrier CSX Transportation for last year's train derailment that dumped nearly 30,000 gallons of crude oil into the James River in Lynchburg.
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University Of Virginia's Iconic Rotunda To Get $50M Facelift

A library built by Thomas Jefferson is getting a badly-needed makeover, as part of an effort that University of Virginia president Teresa Sullivan says will keep the building as "an important link to the past."