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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A judge has sentenced a former Virginia Tech graduate student who admitted to decapitating a classmate to life in prison. Haiyang Zhu (HY-yung JOO) was sentenced yesterday in Montgomery County Circuit Court to life without parole. The slaying was the first at the Blacksburg university since a deadly mass shooting there in 2007.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says owners should start vaccinating horses against two deadly mosquito-borne diseases. The agency says it recommends owners get their horses vaccinated for Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile virus at least once a year.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) Northrop Grumman says it's finished working on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise and has returned the vessel to the Navy. Northrop Grumman says the ship was returned yesterday after completing tests at sea.

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is being honored by Virginia Military Institute for her work in advancing U.S. interests through diplomacy. Clinton will receive VMI's Distinguished Diplomat Award and deliver remarks on April 28.

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