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JARRATT, Va. (AP) Sniper John Allen Muhammad refused to utter any last words as he was executed in Virginia. The 48-year-old died last night and took to the grave answers about why and how he plotted the killings of 10 people that terrorized the Washington, D.C., area for three weeks in October 2002.

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) A former student who shot and wounded two people at Hampton University will spend 14 years in prison. A Hampton Court judge sentenced 19-year-old Greg Odane Maye yesterday to 14 years in prison and suspended another 53 years.

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) A funeral is scheduled in Maryland for a Virginia Military Institute student who collapsed after completing a 10-mile march. VMI says a Mass of Christian Burial for John Alexander Evans of Highland, Md., will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Louis Catholic Church in Clarksville, Md.

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) Coal operator Alpha Natural Resources plans to build a new headquarters in Bristol. Gov. Kaine says 69 jobs will be created and 131 jobs will be retained.

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Auction Of Artifacts In Paris Stirs Protest At American Indian Museum In D.C.

"It's almost like seeing one of our own tribal members being auctioned off," says a member of California's Hoopa tribe who denounced the auction during an event at the National Museum of the American Indian.

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We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.
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U.S. House Rejects D.C.'s Plans For Full Autonomy Over Budget

In a 240-179 vote, the Republican-led House passed a bill that would overturn efforts by the city to take control over how it spends its money. It's a largely symbolic move: The Senate and President Obama are unlikely to go along.

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Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel is said to be bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury verdict that awarded Hogan $140 million over the 2012 publication of a sex tape.

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