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Virginia will soon be one of a growing number of states that uses a national data base to track the sale of Claritin-D and other over-the-counter allergy medicines.
A national outrage continues over the shooting of a black teenager by a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Florida. That man, George Zimmerman, graduated Osbourn High School in Manassas in 2001.
A lawyer for a conservative group that claims its ads would tell "the real truth" about President Barack Obama's abortion views told an appeals court Wednesday that the organization should not be subject to federal restrictions on fundraising and advertising.
A new report says the number of Virginia high schools considered "dropout factories" remained constant between 2002 and 2010, but the number of students attending such schools grew during the period.
Abdominal ultrasounds for women seeking abortions in Virginia will become mandatory on July 1 under a law signed Wednesday by Gov. Bob McDonnell, who faced a political uproar before lawmakers deleted language that would have made the exams medically invasive.
The version approved by the Virginia Senate Finance Committee would index the gas tax with inflation, meaning it would go up slowly, tied to the inflation rate, above the current 17-cent tax.
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments will consider putting the Battlefield Bypass on the long term list of projects to alleviate local congestion and protect Manassas National Battlefield Park.
A bill to force online retailers such as Amazon to collect the same sales taxes that mall discount stores and corner bookstores must assess from their customers won unanimous support Tuesday from the Senate Finance Committee.