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Two Virginia cities OK same-sex benefits, but moves symbolic

RICHMOND, Va. — City councils in Charlottesville and Richmond have approved ordinances extending benefits to the spouses of employees in same-sex relationships. But the moves are only symbolic. Virginia’s constitution defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Media ...

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Maryland judge gets creative with opinions

ANNAPOLIS — “Unlike the bullet or the misplaced banana peel, the effect of toxic substances on the body is often subtle and slow, leaving cause uncertain.” That’s not how many judges begin their official written opinions, but for Maryland Court ...

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Mich. Senate OKs youth sentencing rules in wake of Supreme Court decision

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate voted unanimously Thursday to create new sentencing rules for young killers, 16 months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles. The legislation sent to the House on 36-0 votes ...

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