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

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A businessman who says his relationship with Virginia's former governor was all about business texted or called the first lady more than 1,200 times during nearly two years. A defense attorney in the corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, raised the issue today in cross-examining Jonnie Williams.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - After a surprise primary election loss, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected. Cantor spokesman Doug Heye says the congressman will step down Aug. 18 and ask Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to call a special election to enable his successor to take office immediately.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - The National Park Service is tentatively approving a plan to have government sharpshooters kill more than 2,800 white-tailed deer at three Civil War battlefields in Maryland and Virginia over the next five years. The agency released its final Environmental Impact Statement involving the Antietam and Monocacy (mah-NAH-kah-see) battlefields in Maryland and the Manassas battlefield in Virginia.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - Police in Newport News have charged a woman whose son was found wandering in a street alone. Media outlets reports 25-year-old Kristy McClemmy was charged with felony child neglect.

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