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News Minute: Here is the latest Virginia news from The Associated Press

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Lawyers defending former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife against corruption charges say the couple couldn't have been scheming together to accept bribes from a businessman because their marriage was falling apart. The attorneys say the couple had a long-broken marriage and that Maureen McDonnell had developed a crush on a businessman who is the prosecution's star witness.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia is giving shoppers a break on buying back-to-school supplies.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office says the annual back-to-school sales tax holiday will begin Friday and run through Sunday.

CHATHAM, Va. (AP) - Virginia officials are unveiling new road signs aimed at attracting more visitors to Virginia wineries. Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore unveiled the Southern Virginia Wine Region road signs this week at The Homeplace Vineyard in Chatham.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A Norfolk skate park has been temporarily closed for graffiti cleanup.

City workers are removing purple and red spray paint from the Northside Skate Park this week.

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