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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Gov. Bob McDonnell has told Virginia agencies to screen the immigration status of applicants for state jobs using the e-Verify system more than a year ahead of schedule. McDonnell issued the order Monday that the policy become effective in June of this year, not December of next year.

JARRATT, Va. (AP) A Virginia inmate who has served nearly three decades in prison for at least one rape he didn't commit has been released from prison. Thomas Haynesworth was released from the Greensville Correctional Facility in Jarratt at noon Monday, his 46th birthday. Haynesworth called the event "joyful."

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) A Pennsylvania-based animal rights group has failed to raise enough money to buy NFL star Michael Vick's former dogfighting compound and turn it into a rehabilitation center for chained and penned dogs. Dogs Deserve Better says it missed its Sunday deadline to raise nearly $600,000 to buy the 4,600-square-foot house in Virginia.

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) The federal trial of a Virginia couple on charges stemming from the fatal shootings of a West Virginia family has been delayed. Lorie Ann Taylor-Keller and Nakia Keller of Fulks Run were scheduled to stand trial in May.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Two University of Virginia law school instructors will argue cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

Professor Daniel Ortiz and Mark Stancil, an instructor with the law school's Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, take up separate cases tomorrow in Washington, D.C.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A traveling exhibition of works from Pablo Picasso's personal collection is breaking records at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. A museum spokesman says museum memberships have topped 31,000, another record.

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

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