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

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Prosecutors are presenting evidence that an ex-Marine facing possible execution for murdering a Navy sailor in 2009 also killed two girls when he was only 16. Prosecutors presented testimony yesterday linking 25-year-old Jorge Torrez to the 2005 killings of 8-year-old Laura Hobbs and 9-year-old Krystal Tobias, in Torrez's hometown of Zion, Ill.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Newly released tax records show former Gov. Bob McDonnell's legal defense fund raised nearly $150,000 during the first quarter of this year. Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, gave $10,000. Coal baron Richard Baxter Gilliam gave $50,000, the single biggest donation.

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) - Court documents indicate two of the four people found dead after a Petersburg house fire may have been fatally stabbed. A detective said in a search warrant affidavit that he saw wounds on two victims consistent with puncture wounds, and a knife with red stains was found at the scene.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Top federal labor and mine safety officials are heading to West Virginia to release a long-awaited final rule on coal dust. The announcement will be made today in Morgantown. For 3½ years, the administration has been working on the rule to reduce miners' exposure to dust that causes black lung.

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