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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Several Rastafarian and other inmates who have been held in isolation for refusing to cut their hair are being moved to a prison where they can live together. The Department of Corrections confirmed today that 31 inmates have been transferred to Keen Mountain State Prison in southwest Virginia.

WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) State police have identified two people who were killed in a spate of wrecks on a foggy stretch of Interstate 77 in southwest Virginia. Fifty-seven-year-old Robert C. Wiest of Gratz, Pennsylvania, and 58-year-old Marvin D. Miller of Stanfield, North Carolina, both died at the scene from injuries suffered in separate crashes yesterday.

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) The Army is conducting a criminal investigation into the July 2nd death of a Virginia soldier in Iraq. Specialist Morganne McBeth's death is begin investigated by the Army's Criminal Investigation Command at Fort Belvoir.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) Congressman-elect Scott Rigell says he will close his Lincoln-Mercury dealership before the start of the new year. Rigell blamed the action on Ford Motor Company's decision to discontinue the Mercury brand next year and re-examine its Lincoln dealership network.

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The Politics Hour - April 29, 2016

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