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    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) A judge in Virginia has dismissed piracy charges against six Somali nationals accused in an attack on a U.S. Navy ship off the coast of Africa. The six still face charges of plundering and weapons counts.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Aides to Gov. Bob McDonnell say the state's final 2010 budget surplus will be nearly $404 million, nearly double the previous estimate. He planned to make the announcement Thursday to the General Assembly's money committees.

    LAS VEGAS (AP) A lawyer says a 77-year-old retired postal worker will fight his transfer in custody from Las Vegas to Virginia to face a murder charge in the slaying of his then-wife 45 years ago. The move could postpone extradition for Donald James Long for a month or more. A Clark County District Court hearing was postponed today until Thursday.

    SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) The family of a Pennsylvania Navy reservist killed in a head-on crash in Kuwait has filed a wrongful death suit against a civilian contractor and his employer. The estate of Petty Officer Brian Patton filed suit yesterday in federal court in Scranton.

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    Stephen Hawking Says Zayn Malik Could Still Be In One Direction In A Parallel Universe

    Millions of hearts were broken last month when Zayn Malik left One Direction, but according to physicist Stephen Hawking, that might not be the case after all.
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    Competitive Bartender Pours Father's Wisdom Into Signature Drink

    Bartender Ran Duan will represent the U.S. in a Bacardi international cocktail competition. His specialty? "Father's Advice," a stirred-not-shaken cocktail that's a testament to his hardworking dad.
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    Warren Weinstein's Death Has Local Lawmakers Debating Drone Policies

    Lawmakers in the D.C. region are mourning the loss of Maryland native Warren Weinstein, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan. The killing has lawmakers debating drone policies once again.
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    How Tech Firms Are Helping People In The Nepal Earthquake Zone

    Tech and telecom companies stepped up with much needed services. Facebook and Google offered tools to help those in the region let family and friends know they're OK. Other firms cut calling costs.

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