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Big changes coming to the SAT in March

The new SAT will include a 65 minute reading section and a 55 minute math section.

Drug price transparency bill fails, set for further study

Legislation to make drug makers reveal how much they spend marketing high-priced drugs appears dead before the Virginia General Assembly.

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Harrisonburg woman who is first confirmed Zika patient in Virginia speaks

Heather Baker tells media outlets that she received a letter dated Feb. 1 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirming that she has Zika virus. Baker thinks she contracted the virus in November while on a mission trip in Guatemala.

Governor McAullife proposes $9 million for long-lasting birth control program

Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) and Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam (D) are proposing a $9 million program for birth control access.

House OKs bill allowing concealed guns for abuse victims

Virginia's Republican-led House of Delegates has approved a bill that would allow people who are protected by a protective order to carry a concealed handgun without a permit.

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Bond hearing for Virginia Tech student Natalie Keepers scheduled for Thursday

Natalie Keepers' attorney had requested the hearing after she was charged with accessory after the fact and illegally disposing of Nicole Lovell's body. Another charge of being an accessory before the fact was filed Tuesday afternoon.

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Virginia spent $62K on scrapped GOP affiliation statement

An official says the Virginia Department of Elections has spent over $62,000 on a required party affiliation statement that the Republican Party of Virginia requested, but now wants scrapped.

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Supreme Court rejects GOP request to delay new map

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request from Virginia's Congressional Republicans to put a new congressional map on hold and allow the 2016 elections to proceed under the old boundaries.

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