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March 4, 1994 | The Washington Post
In a symbolic break with the past, the Virginia House of Delegates voted 87 to 9 Thursday to repeal "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia" as the official state song because of its racially offensive lyrics. The vote was a milestone in the former capital of the Confederacy. After more than two decades of debating the propriety of a song that waxes nostalgic about the days of antebellum slavery, neither house of the General Assembly had ever agreed to do away with it until Thursday.
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March 4, 1994 | The Washington Post
In a symbolic break with the past, the Virginia House of Delegates voted 87 to 9 Thursday to repeal "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia" as the official state song because of its racially offensive lyrics. The vote was a milestone in the former capital of the Confederacy. After more than two decades of debating the propriety of a song that waxes nostalgic about the days of antebellum slavery, neither house of the General Assembly had ever agreed to do away with it until Thursday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1991
The bicentennial of the Bill of Rights finds the press less welcomed than tolerated by the public with which it shares an abiding dependence on the First Amendment. This should not come as a surprise. Thomas Jefferson, who saw America's new and prized liberty as inextricably linked with freedom of the press, nonetheless characterized the newspapers of his day as "an evil for which there is no remedy."
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October 14, 2001 | CHARLEY GILLESPIE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Sally Royster cried when her orthopedic surgeon said he would no longer prescribe OxyContin for the chronic back pain that leaves her unable to walk. She was told prescriptions for the drug were under too much scrutiny. Sheila Lambert sent the medical history of her degenerative spinal disease to 25 doctors and phoned 100 others, but all said they weren't taking new patients or didn't take pain patients.
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