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    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia's fiercely autonomous tea party organizations unite for the first time this weekend in Richmond with more than 2,000 members signed up. The Virginia Tea Party Federation's first convention features national speakers like Ron Paul and Dick Morris, along with Gov. Bob McDonnell.

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) A Tennessee man who took three people hostage at a Virginia post office has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison. Warren Aubra Taylor of Bristol, Tennessee, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Roanoke.

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) The Navy has awarded a $102.7 million contract to Northrop Grumman for submarine design, engineering, support and other work. The company says the prime contractor is its Shipbuilding sector in Newport News.

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) A North Carolina man faces up to 30 years in prison following his conviction on federal fraud charges involving a mortgage scam in Virginia. U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride says a federal jury yesterday in Norfolk found 48-year-old Charles R. Engle of Greensboro, North Carolina, guilty of 12 counts of bank, wire and mail fraud.

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    Speed Dating For Seniors Who Aren't Interested In Slowing Down

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    Eat Your Veggies! Even The Ones From Fukushima

    Foods from Fukushima, Japan, are back to pre-accident levels of radiation but people still aren't eating them. One way to ease concerns: a chemical that blocks radioactive cesium from entering plants.
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    House Panel Questions Gen. Campbell About Readiness Of Afghan Force

    Congress wants to know whether the U.S. military tried to hide problems with the Afghan military force. Afghans are leading the fight against the Taliban — with U.S. troops mostly in the background.
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    Sharing Patient Records Is Still A Digital Dilemma For Doctors

    There's good news and bad news about electronic medical records. They're now in most doctors' offices — but most doctors still can't easily share them.

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