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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) One worker is dead and another is seriously injured after being shocked by an electric line while making repairs in Arlington. Rescuers were not able to get to one of the men initially Wednesday morning because of the live power line. That man was later pronounced dead.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Residents and businesses in areas of Virginia hit hard by a storm earlier this month can apply for federal disaster loans. Gov. Timothy Kaine says the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved his request for federal disaster assistance.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia health officials are urging people to be especially vigilant in protecting themselves and others against the so-called swine flu this Thanksgiving. State health commissioner Dr. Karen Remley says travelers should wash their hands frequently and use hand sanitizer, especially after pumping gas or touching things at airports.

FRANKLIN, Va. (AP) About 120 workers who lost their jobs when a lumber mill in Franklin closed are eligible for federal assistance. International Paper closed the mill earlier this year, citing a drop in demand due to foreign imports.

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