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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) More than 113,000 customers across Virginia remain without electricity in the wake of a winter storm that left up to a foot of snow in some areas. Most of the outages are in Northern Virginia, where Dominion Virginia Power reported about 105,000 customers without electricity this morning.

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) Towson's men's basketball team faced long enough odds as 19-point underdogs at George Mason. It got no easier when a hellacious 10-hour drive over some 70 miles forced a postponement of last night's matchup.

QUANTICO, Va. (AP) The lawyer for an Army private suspected of passing thousands of classified U.S. documents to WikiLeaks says he hopes a new brig commander will ease the soldier's confinement conditions. David Coombs says his hopes were raised by the change of command. Private First Class Bradley Manning is being held there for a possible trial.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A renewed, scaled-back push to expand the death penalty is advancing in the Senate. Republican Senator Mark Obenshain has tried for years to repeal Virginia's triggerman rule, which allows only the person who does the actual killing to receive the death penalty.

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