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Virginia News Headlines: Tuesday Morning

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Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, June 24. Also, check out Del. Scott Surovell’s excellent, thorough explanation as to why Gov. McAuliffe’s line-item vetoes were very much constitutional.

*Iraq crisis: Kerry in Irbil for talks as crisis rages

*Sorry, Conservatives. The Supreme Court Isn’t Stopping Obama’s Climate Plan.

*Critics of the EPA need a new strategy, the Supreme Court makes clear

*Report Tallies Toll on U.S. Economy From Global Warming

*Watch This Muslim-American Activist Take Down A Leading Islamophobe

*Hillary Clinton Just Tipped Her Hand About Her 2016 Platform (“But Republicans are too busy cheering her gaffes to notice”)

*Rep. Jim Moran tells NewsChannel 8 he sees few decent U.S. options in volatile Iraq situation

*Ken Cuccinelli’s Mississippi misstep against Thad Cochran (“The timing and substance of Cuccinelli’s announcement couldn’t have been more awful. Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney were murdered 50 years ago last week, just one day after the voter registration drive called “Freedom Summer” got underway in Mississippi on June 15, 1954.”)

*Court likely to decide McAuliffe’s authority to expand Medicaid

*Virginia finalizes $96 billion budget, averting a government shutdown (“Republicans dealt a blow to

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who still aims to expand Medicaid.”)

*Ex-Va. governor took undisclosed gifts from other sources, prosecutors say (“A judge must rule whether to allow evidence unrelated to Jonnie Williams Sr. in the McDonnell trial.”)

*Warner, Gillespie agree on caution over Iraq situation

*Governor McAuliffe meets tomorrow’s leaders at Boys State

*Silver Line surmounts decades of challenges (“Half a century after transit planners ignored Tysons Corner, a rail link will come to the economic hub.” July 26 is opening day.)

*Fairfax’s Bulova: No meals tax vote likely before 2016

*Preservationists warn of threat to Richmond slave history

*Two Hampton Roads lawmakers join Redskins Pride Caucus (Pathetic.)

*Virginia Now Has a Legislative Caucus Against Changing the Name of the Washington Football Team (Ditto.)

*Nationals vs. Brewers: In second start back from DL, Gonzalez impressive in 3-0 victory

*Humidity builds today ahead of storms, but nicer by Thursday