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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A Senate committee has killed a bill to track school spending by category. The Senate Education and Health Committee voted to kill Delegate Manoli Loupassi's bill even after he removed a provision to require that 65 percent of all public money be dedicated to classroom instruction.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Legislators have amended a bill that some said was unconstitutional and threatened a program to hold sexual predators for treatment after they are released from prison. The Senate had passed a bill pushed by the Attorney General's office to allow sexual predators awaiting annual civil commitment reviews to be held with jail inmates.

MADISON, Va. (AP) Attorneys for a man charged with killing three family members in Madison County are seeking a gag order in the case. Twenty-three-year-old Rashad Matthew Riddick's lawyers requested a gag order today during a hearing .

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) A Virginia trekker's dream has become a reality in Nepal. The mountainous nation has made it possible to hike from one end of the country to the other on the 1,000 or so miles of the enticing but intimidating-sounding Great Himalaya Trail. Sean Burch finished the whole thing in 49 days.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

This post was updated at 5:20 p.m., Feb. 17, 2011.

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