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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A circuit court has scheduled a May 20 execution for Darick Walker, the death row inmate condemned for killing two Richmond area men in the late 90s. Virginia law allows for the death penalty for anyone who commits two premeditated murders within three years.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The Food and Drug Administration is taking up the effects of menthol cirgarettes in hearings opening Tuesday. The U.S. agency isn't expected to impose an outright ban on menthol cigarettes but has raised questions about their effect on children and ethnic groups.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) A new report says Virginia Beach ranks as one of the top U.S. places at risk from any hurricane-related storm surge. But the National Weather Service says a hurricane would have to take an unusual track to make direct landfall on Virginia's southeast shoreline.

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