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Board to look anew at Va. abortion clinic rules

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The State Board of Health has voted to revisit Virginia’s hotly debated abortion clinic regulations. The board voted 13-2 at a Thursday meeting attended by hundreds of opponents and proponents of the regulations established under the McDonnell administration. Dr. Marissa Levine, the new state health commissioner appointed by Democratic Gov. [...]

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Departing Smithsonian head says museums more vital

  WASHINGTON (AP) — As Wayne Clough prepares to leave the Smithsonian Institution after six years at the helm, the retiring engineer wanted to know a few more things about the 138 million objects at the world’s largest museum complex. He wondered: Could any pieces of the vast collection have come from his roots in [...]

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Dome ready for next step in repair

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Sheathed in scaffolding, the Capitol Dome looks less like a soaring symbol of American democracy these days than it does some giant Erector Set shining in the sun. That counts as progress, though, and officials announced on Tuesday the next installment of a $60 million repair is ready to begin. The [...]

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Groups rallying in Va. to support Clean Power Plan

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Several groups are set to rally at the State Capitol in Richmond in support of federal proposals for clean power. The Virginia chapter of the Sierra Club says faith-based, public health, student and environmental groups are gathering on Wednesday. November 19th. The environmental organization says the groups are demanding action [...]

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Cat that attacked 3 in Chesapeake had rabies

  CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — The Chesapeake health department says a cat that recently attacked three people tested positive for rabies. The attacks occurred on Nov. 13 in the Warrington Hall community. The health department tells media outlets that anyone bitten or scratched by the cat should contact the agency or Chesapeake animal control. The [...]

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National Children’s Museum to return to DC

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Children’s Museum plans to return to the District of Columbia next year, just two years after moving to the National Harbor development in Prince George’s County. Museum officials said Monday, November 17, that they want the institution’s new home to be near a Metro station and to have plenty [...]

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NTSB: Gov’t aircraft regulations apply to drones

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has the power to hold drone operators accountable when they operate the remote-control aircraft recklessly, a federal safety board ruled Tuesday in a setback to small drone operators chafing under Federal Aviation Administration restrictions. The National Transportation Safety Board, which hears appeals of Federal Aviation Administration enforcement actions, ruled [...]

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DC mayor rejected plea deal

  WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray rejected a deal offered by federal prosecutors for him to plead guilty to a single felony count related to activities during his 2010 campaign, a person familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press on Tuesday, November 18. The rejection of the plea deal — [...]

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Virginia college student’s death ruled homicide

  CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A University of Virginia student whose disappearance sparked a monthlong search died from “homicidal violence” but the exact cause is unknown, authorities said Tuesday. The Albemarle County Police Department outlined the findings from the Virginia medical examiner’s office in the death of 18-year-old Hannah Graham but said a final autopsy [...]

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Virginia woman charged with lying about terrorism

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman faces a federal charge after being accused of promoting the Islamic State in social media and offering to help an undercover agent get a friend into Syria to join the extremist group. Heather Elizabeth Coffman of Henrico County made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court on [...]

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Departing Smithsonian head says museums more vital

  WASHINGTON (AP) — As Wayne Clough prepares to leave the Smithsonian Institution after six years at the helm, the retiring engineer wanted to know a few more things about the 138 million objects at the world’s largest museum complex. He wondered: Could any pieces of the vast collection have come from his roots in [...]

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