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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The Republican speaker of Virginia's House of Delegates and its chief budget writer are pressuring Democrats senators to oppose the Senate health reform bill. The conservative pair also say the measure is unpopular in Virginia and ask them to "urge caution among their colleagues and oppose the current bill."

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) Six F-22 Raptor pilots have returned to Langley Air Force Base from a five-week training mission. It was the controversial aircraft's first extended test under harsh desert conditions.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Retailers are supporting a Virginia legislative proposal to create a ``Buy Local'' specialty plate. Norfolk Del. Yvonne Miller is sponsoring legislation to create the plate. She says it's intended to promote and support locally owned businesses throughout Virginia.

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