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WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court is refusing to block Virginia from executing Larry Bill Elliott, who is set to die Tuesday in the state's electric chair. Elliott would be the first person to die of electrocution in the United States this year and in Virginia since 2006.

WASHINGTON (AP) The American Red Cross is selling off decades worth of treasures to save money and help erase a big deficit. The donated items being auctioned off include a 23-inch wax doll with her own Tiffany jewelry, a rare four-faced Cartier clock lamp and nurse uniforms from World War I.

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