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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) It's not like an end zone touchdown dance, but football star DeAngelo Hall took bows before the Virginia House and Senate. Hall, the Washington Redskins cornerback and most valuable player in the Pro Bowl last month, received a commemorative resolution in the Senate.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Trying to head off a federal lawsuit over Virginia's outmoded system of care for the intellectually disabled, the House voted to set up a $30 million trust fund. Today's 97-zero vote sends the urgent measure to the Senate and pressures a dozen senior budget negotiators to fund it with three days left in the 2011 General Assembly.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) A teenager convicted of plotting to attack a high school in Virginia Beach will spend 12 years in prison. Nineteen-year-old Philip Bay was sentenced today in Virginia Beach Circuit Court.

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) A Fairfax County jury has convicted a Falls Church man of capital murder for the beating death and sexual assault of a woman who lived in the apartment complex where he worked. The jury will now decide whether to recommend a death sentence or life in prison for 45-year-old Mark Lawlor.

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

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