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World War II Book Paints Portrait Of Courage Under Fire

A new book called "War Shots," by former Richmond Times Dispatch reporter Chip Jones, traces the stories behind some of the most iconic World War II footage from the Pacific Theater. The footage was shot by former Marine Major Norm Hatch.

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Virginia: How Much Info On State Employees Should Be Public?

Virginia's Freedom of Information Advisory Council is weighing whether the law should allow the public access to the names, positions and compensation of state employees.

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Maryland News Roundup

From MarylandReporter.com DREAM ACT FIGHT: Dels. Nic Kipke and Steve Schuh are knocking on doors to fight a new bill that allows illegal immigrants to qualify for in-state tuition at Maryland's community colleges and universities, writes Tim Pratt of the Annapolis Capital.

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Once Segregated Va. School To Become Civil Rights Center

A new center for the study of civil rights in education will open this summer in Prince Edward County, Va. What was once an all-black high school will soon house The Robert Russa Moton Museum.

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From MarylandReporter.com BIN LADEN DEAD UPBEAT BUT CAUTIOUS: Members of Maryland’s congressional delegation praised the U.S. raid in Pakistan that led to the death of Osama bin Laden yesterday, reports the Sun’s John Fritze, but many also tempered their optimism by cautioning that the war on terror will continue.

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GLADE SPRING, Va. (AP) The number of confirmed tornadoes from Virginia's recent outbreak is growing. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management says the National Weather Service has confirmed 15 tornadoes in the recent outbreak. Washington and Halifax counties were hit hardest by the storms.

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Latest D.C. News

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama says Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks has been killed in an operation led by the United States. The president made the announcement late Sunday that the United States led the operation and took custody of bin Laden's remains.

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Maryland News Roundup

From MarylandReporter.com CONSTELLATION-EXELON MERGER: Officials announced the $7.9 million merger between Baltimore-based Constellation Energy Group and Chicago-based Exelon Corp. with many incentives for ratepayers, including a $100 credit for each Baltimore Gas and Electric Household, reports Hanah Cho of the Sun. Scott Dance of the Baltimore Business Journal reported that Exelon proposed the merger. WBAL has video.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Rescuers say a person has been pulled out of rubble in Washington County. Emergency management officials say the person was taken to a local hospital. A powerful tornado hit the Glade Spring area yesterday, packing winds of up to 165 miles per hour. Governor McDonnell is expected to tour the area today.

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BALTIMORE (AP) A high-ranking Baltimore school official has resigned after questions were raised about his education, which includes degrees from institutions criticized as "diploma mills." Kevin Seawright stepped down from a $135,000-a-year post as the public school system's deputy chief operating officer.

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