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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Authorities are investigating the severing of a gas line at Congressman Tom Perriello's brother's home following the posting of his address online by Tea Party activists. The activists are upset with the congressman's vote in favor of the health care reform.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Gov. McDonnell has appointed a nine-term Republican member of the House of Delegates to head the state's troubled information technology superagency. Del. Sam Nixon is the first state chief information officer appointed to head the Virginia Information Technology Agency.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A think tank funded largely by charities and advocates for the needy says 37,000 mostly public sector jobs will be lost from the spending cuts in the new state budget. The nonpartisan Commonwealth Institute predicts the heaviest job losses will be in the health care and social assistance fields and in education services.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The parents of a British exchange student at Virginia Commonwealth University are asking the public for help in finding their missing son. Alan and Debbie Dorey pleaded for information about their son, Jonathan, in a videotaped statement released today by VCU Police.

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