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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block Tuesday's planned execution of sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad. The Court had no comment on its decision in the case of Muhammad, who terrorized the Washington area with a series of shootings seven years ago.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) Prosecutors are recommending to a federal judge in Alexandria that a former Louisiana congressman spend no less than 27 years behind bars for bribe-taking. Jefferson is to be sentenced on Friday after his conviction on bribery, racketeering and other counts.

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) Virginia Military Institute says it will review its training procedures after the weekend death of a freshman who took part in a 10-mile march. John Alexander Evans collapsed after Saturday's march, but a cause of death hasn't yet been determined.

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