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Virginia’s social services board in April rejected proposed regulations that would have prohibited adoption agencies from discriminating against couples who want to adopt on grounds of sexual orientation.

On the question of uranium mining, those who favored allowing the nation’s largest uranium deposit to be unearthed from Pittsylvania County and those who opposed it were deadlocked at 41 percent each.

The General Assembly will be asked in its 2012 session to end the nearly 30-year-old ban on mining the mineral critical to fueling nuclear power plants and atomic weapons.