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

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal jury has begun its deliberations in the public corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen. The McDonnells are charged with improperly receiving more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from a wealthy businessman in exchange for special favors.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia has bee appointed as a managing director of a global independent investment bank, Moelis and Company of New York. Cantor went down in stunning defeat in a June primary and left Congress in August as a result of his failed re-election bid.

FAIRFAX, VA. - Hundreds of thousands of students have returned to the classroom in the populous Washington suburb of Fairfax County. All told, Fairfax County expects to enroll nearly 187,000 students, making it the largest school division in Virginia.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Richmond police say they are trying to find the person who spray-painted graffiti on the city's J.E.B. Stuart monument in the former capital of the Confederal. The vandalism, which included a crude depiction of a hammer and sickle, was found on the monument on Labor Day but police say they have no suspects.

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