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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine and his wife are planning to serve meals at The Giving Heart's annual Thanksgiving Feast at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on Thursday. The annual meal offers not only food, but gift bags filled with warm weather items and other small necessities.

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. The lumber mill's closure is separate from International Paper's planned shutdown of its paper mill in Franklin in 2010.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia health officials are urging people to be especially vigilant in protecting themselves and others against swine flu this Thanksgiving. Officials say about 1.4 million doses of H1N1 vaccine have been allocated for high-risk Virginians. Swine flu has been linked to 30 deaths in the state.

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