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

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - A whale that entered the Elizabeth River in Virginia earlier this week has died. Joan Barns of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center says the whale died yesterday morning. A necropsy is planned, including tissue and blood samples for further study.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A task force to combat sexual assaults on Virginia's college campuses has been created by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. McAuliffe signed an executive order yesterday creating the Governor's Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence. The task force will be chaired by Attorney General Mark Herring.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Gov. Bob McDonnell downplayed the significance of his joy ride in a Ferrari owned by a former CEO of a dietary supplement maker. McDonnell testified about his use of the sports car yesterday at his corruption trial in Richmond. Jurors have been shown several photos of McDonnell driving the Ferrari, one the world's most expensive sports cars.

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - New Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden is more of a night owl than an early bird, but he's no Joe Gibbs. Gruden says he doesn't plan to spend the night at Redskins Park, as Gibbs did so often during two stints coaching the team. Says Gruden: "I need my sleep."

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