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John Cormier smokes a cigarette on Main Street in Westminster, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. Local officials are contemplating what could be a first: a blanket ban on all forms of tobacco and e-cigarettes, leaving some shop owners fuming. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) ** FILE **

Va. crime panel considers cigarette licensing

- Associated Press

Virginia officials are considering tightening regulation of tobacco retailers as a new approach to combatting illegal cigarette trafficking.


Schedule of Barry tributes announced

- The Washington Times

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry will lie in repose for 24 hours at the District’s city hall beginning Dec. 4, kicking off a three-day series of remembrance services in his honor.

People arrive to pick out their frozen turkeys that sit piled high on the ground at Marion Barry's annual turkey giveaway held at Union Temple Baptist Church in Anacostia, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Barry, the former 4-term Mayor of D.C. and former Councilmember, died Sunday morning at age 78. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Marion Barry’s turkey giveaway goes on

- The Washington Times

D.C. residents lined up around the block Tuesday morning in Anacostia for the traditional Ward 8 turkey giveaway and to pay tribute to the council member who started the tradition — Marion Barry.

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