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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) AAA Mid-Atlantic expects more Virginians to travel this Memorial Day weekend. The auto club says about 941,500 Virginians are expected to travel 50 miles or more this holiday weekend, a 7.1 percent increase over the 2009 Memorial Day period. A spokeswoman says the numbers are driven by the economy and consumer confidence.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) More than 250,000 flags are being placed before graves at Arlington National Cemetery in honor of Memorial Day. Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment will begin placing the flags today and remove them on Tuesday before the cemetery opens to the public.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Most Virginia state workers are getting a four-day holiday weekend under a budget-cutting move ordered by former Gov. Timothy Kaine. Thousands of employees will take an unpaid day off tomorrow, returning to work on Tuesday after the Memorial Day holiday. He ordered the move as part of $1.35 billion in cuts.

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