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Virginia reshaped as Democrats put historic stamp on laws

Alan Suderman And Sarah Rankin, The Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. - Democratic legislators in Virginia have dramatically reshaped the state in two months, sweeping aside many of the state’s old business-friendly and socially conservative laws and replacing them with a broad, progressive policy agenda.

Lawmakers wrapped up this year's session Sunday — apart from passing the state budget — after advancing the South's strictest gun laws, broadest LGBTQ protections and some of its loosest abortion restrictions. Democrats had not had full control of the legislature for more than two decades, and their years of pent-up frustrations yielded one of the most consequential sessions in Virginia's history.

South Dakota tribe set to vote on legalizing marijuana

Stephen Groves, The Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe will vote this week on legalizing medical and recreational marijuana on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation in an initiative that many hope will bring economic development to one of the most impoverished areas in the country.

Neither South Dakota nor nearby Wyoming and Nebraska have legalized marijuana, and tribal leaders think pot could rake in millions of dollars. If the measure is approved, the Oglala Sioux Tribe would become the only Native American tribe to set up a cannabis market in a state where it's otherwise illegal.

Pot entrepreneurs flocking to the Bible Belt for low taxes

Sean Murphy, The Associated Press

Spain arrests 89 for speed boat smuggling of migrants, drugs

The Associated Press

MADRID - Spanish police have arrested 89 people suspected of belonging to a crime ring that smuggled both migrants and hashish from North Africa to mainland Spain.

The Civil Guard said Saturday that the smuggling network allegedly used speed boats to bring people and drugs across the Strait of Gibraltar from Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in northern Africa.


North American stock markets fall again

Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

What's Happening: Virus reaches Vatican, makes some business

The Associated Press

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The Associated Press

Cruise passengers off California await virus test results

Washington, DC, gets its first coronavirus pop-up shop

Ashraf Khalil, The Associated Press

Every delivers again at Bay Hill, leads McIlroy by 1 shot

Doug Ferguson, The Associated Press

Video of black man’s arrest spurs outrage, NYPD probe

Aaron Morrison And Michael R. Sisak, The Associated Press

Prosecution doctor: Killer insane when he bit victim's face

Terry Spencer, The Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A prosecution psychiatrist says a Florida college student was legally insane when he fatally attacked a couple outside their home, chewing off part of the man's face, court documents filed this week show.

Is Idaho turning a little blue? Primary might provide clues

Keith Ridler, The Associated Press