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Cheat Sheet: March 25, 2013

Obama administration pushes for assault weapons ban vote but says no national gun registry needed

The Obama Administration says despite Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s decision to exclude the assault weapons ban from comprehensive gun control for lack of votes, the president still supports it and urges the Senate to vote publically on the proposal to eliminate “military-style weapons” from American streets as an amendment. The president does not support a National Registry of legal gun owners and has no intention of taking away guns from law-abiding citizens. (Source)

Sen. Mark Warner announces support for marriage equality

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) announced his support for gay marriage today via his Facebook page, saying that he supports marriage equality because it is the fair and right thing to do. Warner is up for re-election in 2014. He joins Sens. Claire McCaskill (D0MO), Rob Portman (R-OH) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as pols who have recently reversed their positions on this issue. The Supreme Court is poised to hear two blockbuster cases on gay rights this week, with historic implications for a cause that is advancing politically at lightning speed. (Source)

Arrest pending in meth lab discovery

Police say the residence of a man hospitalized Sunday for burns has been found to be a precursor to a meth lab. Officials with the Albemarle Hospital contacted deputies when a man with burns to his body refused to provide his address. Deputies later responded to the man’s home in Currituck when where they found precursors of a meth lab with drug paraphernalia. No one else was injured, and deputies say an arrest is pending. (Source)

Oceanfront area advised to boil water after break

The city of Virginia Beach is advising some customers to boil their drinking water after the primary pipe that supplies water to the Oceanfront broke this morning. The precaution is in effect for a large percentage of the Oceanfront, from Fort Story to 24th Street east of Birdneck Road, impacted thousands of residents, hotels and restaurants. The advisory will remain active until at least Wednesday morning while officials test the water to ensure it is safe to drink. (Source)

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