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Virginia News Headlines: Saturday Morning

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Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, April 18. Also check out President Obama’s weekly address, in which he “spoke about his commitment to combatting the threat of climate change and to keeping ourselves and future generations safe.”

*Solar power will soon be as cheap as coa (“Ten years from now we could easily see the cost of solar modules dropping to 25 cents per watt, or roughly half their current cost…While solar power is just starting to reach grid parity, wind energy is already there.”)

*Race creeps into debate over stalled nomination for attorney general

*U.S. Republican Huckabee to announce 2016 presidential decision May 5 (Total nutjob.)

*Obama calls Senate inaction on attorney general ’embarrassing’ (Yep.)

*Republicans in Quandary Over Vote on Loretta Lynch

*So how do you fix a problem like Dulles?

*Virginia State Bar Israel trip cancellation FOIA news

*Energy commission schedules scoping meetings for Mountain Valley Pipeline

*Dominion to close coal ash ponds in Virginia

*Va. legislature agrees to gift limit, rejects other changes to ethics bill (Still incredibly weak, almost a total #FAIL on this one.)

*Democrats lose challenger in state Senate race (“Traci Dippert has dropped out of the race against Republican state Sen. Bryce Reeves.”)

*Fight brewing over proposal to add rush-hour tolls on I-66 inside Beltway

*Fairfax budget would leave schools, county workers a little short

*Following two firings, two more top Portsmouth officials to depart

*Housemate charged with first-degree murder in killing of UMW student (“Mann is the daughter of Thomas Mann, a juvenile and domestic relations court judge in Fairfax County, and Melissa Mann. She was active on campus – UMW President Rick Hurley recently appointed her to a sexual assault task force.”

*Norfolk councilman Riddick threatens heckler

*Capitals rally to beat Islanders, tie playoff series at 1 game each

*Sunny skies, low humidity and temperatures in the 80s today