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FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has been accused of assault in what police say was a case of road rage earlier in the week. Police say Haynesworth has not been formally charged, but that a warrant has been issued in the case.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A bill to prohibit colleges and other state agencies from banning guns has been shot down by a Senate committee. Senator Jill Vogel's bill would have banned state agencies, including schools, from enacting gun laws that are more stringent than those passed by the legislature.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia legislative budget writers have $152 million more to plow into the rival budget plans House and Senate money committees will finalize on Sunday. Governor Bob McDonnell told House and Senate leaders today that the projected revenue boost is based on increased income tax collections six months into fiscal year 2011.

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) Recently released Census data show an explosive increase in northern Virginia's Latino and Asian populations has fueled the region's growth over the last decade. Northern Virginia's population grew at a 24 percent rate over the last decade, while the statewide population growth was just 13 percent.

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