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Virginia News Headlines: Monday Morning

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Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise for Monday, March 30.

*Iran talks intensify with final-hour attempt to reach agreement

*Iran Backs Off Key Point in Nuclear Energy Negotiations (“With a negotiating deadline on Tuesday, Iranian officials have backed away from a critical element of a proposed nuclear agreement, saying they are no longer willing to ship their atomic fuel out of the country.”)

*What to Worry About in an Iran Nuclear Deal (“A good deal makes the Middle East a safer place. A bad one makes matters worse. Here are some issues to keep in mind if nuclear talks lead to a provisional agreement.”)

*Apple’s CEO: Discriminatory ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous

*Krugman: Imaginary Health Care Horrors

*Editorial: This is no time to stand in the way of solar power (“Like every other industry, Dominion’s business model evolves over time. It must adjust to the growth of small-time net-metered solar energy without penalizing its producers.”)

*State moving ahead on transformation of General Assembly Building, Old City Hall (“Gov. Terry McAuliffe allowed the state to issue bid requests this month for architectural and engineering design on the projects.”)

*Putting brakes on predatory lenders (“Attorney General Mark Herring announced last week that his office will work in tandem with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to protect customers sucked into the debt trap laid by predatory short-term lenders.”)

*Webb tiptoes into spotlight, considers 2016 campaign

*Virginia State Bar cancels Israel trip, citing ‘discriminatory’ border policies (“Politicians described the legal group’s decision as an ‘outrageous’ move that ‘sends the wrong signal.'”)

*State Bar: Israel trip not fully thought out, cancelling not a boycott

*Virginia State Bar cancels Israel trip, citing ‘discriminatory’ border policies (“Irving Blank, a past president of the Virginia State Bar and member of the bar committee planning the trip, said the episode had been blown out of proportion, placing much of the blame on an online opinion piece posted on the Volokh Conspiracy blog on The Washington Post Web site that used the word ‘boycott’ in the headline.”)

*As Fairfax grows more diverse, candidates for office mostly don’t

*Rain or shine: Prince William County opens new recycling facility at landfill

*A bit more like spring this week; a few morning showers today