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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Forty-five businesses, government agencies and other entities in Virginia will receive help from the federal government to continue insurance coverage for some early retirees. The program reimburses employers and unions for a portion of medical claim costs for early retirees age 55 and older who aren't yet eligible for Medicare.

WASHINGTON (AP) Army officials say a man's body has been found at Fort Belvoir in Virginia. Fort Belvoir spokesman Carl Purvis says the body was found in a wooded area on the post yesterday. Purvis says officials believe the man was a soldier.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Members of the Virginia Supreme Court have chosen the court's first female chief justice. The court says Justice Cynthia Dinah Fannon Kinser will assume the post on February 1st, 2011.

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