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Virginia News Headlines: Monday Morning

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Here are a few Virginia and national news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, November 25.

*Krugman: California, Here We Come? (“At this point, more than 10,000 applications are being completed per day, putting the state well on track to meet its overall targets for 2014 coverage…What we have in California, then, is a proof of concept. Yes, Obamacare is workable – in fact, done right, it works just fine.”)

*In Report, 63% Back Way to Get Citizenship (“A consistent and solid majority of Americans – 63 percent – crossing party and religious lines favors legislation to create a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living in the United States illegally, while only 14 percent support legal residency with no option for citizenship…”)

*An Iran deal worth trying – risks and all (Exactly. I’m amazed that Fred Hiatt and the Post editorial page were able to figure it out, though!)

*Obama’s Very Personal Deal With Iran: Did he finally earn that Nobel? (I’d say it was a good start, but the hard work’s actually ahead, and success is most definitely not assured.)

*Getting to Yes With Iran (“The temporary deal with Iran will make the world safer, for now.”)

*A nuclear end to denial (“With their dramatic decision, Senate Democrats have frankly acknowledged that the power struggle over the judiciary has reached a crisis point and that the nature of conservative opposition to President Obama is genuinely without precedent.”)

*AG candidates gear up for recount as certification nears (“Sen. Mark Herring leads by 165 votes in the closest statewide contest in modern Virginia history.”)

*Bob McDonnell hints at future in higher ed

*What are Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe’s plans for Virginia’s mental health system? (McAuliffe: “I support increased investment in the mental health treatment that doctors and public health experts believe best protects the health and safety of our mentally ill population as well as the general public.”)

*McDonnell breaks promise to preserve 400,000 acres (“…with less than two months remaining to his governorship, is not even halfway to filling his 400,000-acre preservation vow.”)

*Virginia’s closest election? Maybe not

*Norfolk men say they have earned right to marry (“After more than two decades in a loving and committed relationship, Timothy B. Bostic and his partner, Tony C. London, believe the time has come for their union to be recognized, equally, under Virginia law.”)

*Panel to seek action against cigarette trafficking (“ABC could lead effort against threat linked to organized crime, terror”)

*D is for a  dumb idea (“A new state law will give each school a letter grade, but there’s no proof it  will help students learn.”)

*Coal’s impact on region’s health part of research study

*Satellite built by Fairfax high school students launched into space (“The satellite, which receives and sends messages, orbits the Earth every 100 minutes.”)

*Va. students earn Rhodes Scholarships (“Two scholars from Arlington and two from the University of Virginia are heading to Oxford to study.”)

*Virginia acts to reduce population of wild pigs, the ‘most invasive animal’ in U.S.

*Week gets off to a frigid start with unseasonably cold temperatures (“The weather only gets worse with storms bringing rain and snow predicted for midweek.”)