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Assembly approves most of governor’s amendments

(AP) The Republican-controlled General Assembly accepted amendments Wednesday by Gov. Bob McDonnell that bar insurers in the federally run health insurance exchange that will operate in Virginia from covering abortion. Lawmakers also cut some costs from the transportation funding measure ...

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Delegate’s retirement might help daughter get judgeship

A prosecutor’s bid for a general district judgeship may have played a role in the decision by another veteran state legislator to retire from the General Assembly. Del. Bob Purkey, R-Virginia Beach, announced Saturday he will not seek re-election after ...

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VSB Council elections set in three circuits (access required)

The Virginia State Bar will hold circuit elections for representatives to the VSB Council in three circuits this month. In the 5th Circuit in Southside, two candidates – Carl Phillips “Phil” Ferguson and Fred D. Taylor – will vie for ...

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Defendants say plaintiff knew risks, but gave her consent – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 52, was seen initially by defendant urogynecologist on April 22, 2009, for a second opinion evaluation of stage III anterior pelvic organ prolapse, high transverse fascial defect, stress urinary incontinence and distal rectocele. A prior community gynecologist, Dr. ...

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