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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) The Navy says the commanding officer of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 56 has died after a long illness. Commander Paul Ostrowski was 40. The Navy says Ostrowski died Sunday at Virginia Beach General Hospital.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A University of Virginia study shows a significant number of households across the state lack enough income and cash assets to cover basic needs and unplanned expenses. The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service study also shows the federal poverty level inadequately measures how much it costs to be economically self-sufficient.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Energy company Dominion says it has not changed its plans on a potential third nuclear reactor at its North Anna Power Station despite a partner's decision to withdraw from the project. Richmond-based Dominion said late Monday that Old Dominion Electric Cooperative has decided to pull out of the project.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) An August trial is set for a Virginia man charged with killing a West Virginia woman and her three-year-old son. Thirty-four-year-old Antonio Prophet of Lorton yesterday pleaded not guilty.

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The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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In Michigan, A Testing Ground For A Future Of Driverless Cars

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