Save the monarch butterflies and other headlines

Monarch butterflies fly at the El Rosario butterfly sanctuary in Michoacan
Monarch butterflies fly at the El Rosario butterfly sanctuary on a mountain in the Mexican state of Michoacan November 27, 2013.
Photo by Edgard Garrido/Reuters

Federal judge strikes down gay-marriage ban in Virginia. (AP)

Chris Christie’s online bromance with Wally Edge. (Daily Beast)

WV lawmakers grill gov’t officials about all the chemical storage tanks that are exempted from new regulations. (Charleston Daily Mail)

Pres. Obama talks drought and meets with the King of Jordan in California today. (Fresno Bee)

The President will expedite disaster aid for California ranchers and farmers. (WSJ)

North American leaders urged to restore monarch butterfly’s habitat. (NY Times)

Pizza MREs: military researchers developing pizza slices that last for years. (AP)

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Save the monarch butterflies and other headlines