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National and Virginia News Headlines: Wednesday Morning

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Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, April 29. Also, see Sen. Harry Reid’s speech on the situation in Baltimore, and how “we must not ignore the despair felt by many communities in America.”

*Obama Calls Out America For Not Caring About Issues That Led To Riots In Baltimore (Bingo.)

*Curfew lifts after calmer night in Baltimore (“National Guard patrols while protesters lament violence”)

*Right of gays to marry in justices’ hands (“Court weighs question: Is change happening too fast?” Too fast? Seriously? This bigotry and discrimation has been going on for hundreds of years!)

*Supreme Court’s dopey anti-gay arguments: What’s so scary about tossing aside our worst traditions? (Exactly!)

*In a suprise move, Saudi Arabia’s king shakes up line of succession (“King Salman replaced his anointed heir with his nephew and named his son as deputy in line to the throne.”)

*Eyewitnesses: The Baltimore Riots Didn’t Start the Way You Think

*Americans bomb Pew test of basic political knowledge (Americans are uninformed and disengaged, then wonder why we get such crazy, climate-science-denying, ignoramus, right-wing politicians.)

*Kaine confident Iran review bill will pass

*Virginia same-sex marriage advocates optimistic as Supreme Court hears case

*Jim Webb tweaks Hillary Clinton in fundraising appeal

*Va. Supreme Court Justice Millette retiring early (“With the General Assembly out of session, and slated to remain so, the constitution empowers Gov. Terry McAuliffe to fill the vacancy. Such an appointment would be good until 30 days after the legislature convenes again.”)

*Forest Service OKs pipeline surveying in Jefferson National Forest (That’s crazy.)

*GOP primary challenger to Va. House speaker loses campaign manager (“The high-profile defection from Susan Stimpson’s campaign comes as the two vie for conservatives in the Fredericksburg-area district, about 50 miles south of Washington.” Niiice.)

*Suburban growth continues to outpace Peninsula cities

*Death of woman shocked 4 times by stun gun in Va. jail ruled an accident (Define “accident.” Hmmmmmm.)

*Roanoke County to make pipeline recommendations to FERC

*Schapiro: A Virginian who, almost alone, took the long view on gay marriage (“In 1996, Chuck Robb took a position on same-sex marriage that put him at odds with many Virginia voters. History is proving him right.”)

*Legislators want investigation of tuition grants at Sweet Briar

*Hundreds turn out for Portsmouth budget meeting, criticize council

*2016 defense budget provides lots of work at Newport News Shipyard

*Nationals engineer biggest comeback in team history to snap losing streak

*Sunny today with highs in the 70s, then a chance of showers tonight