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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Battle lines are forming early over Virginia's support for teens at risk for a lifetime of trouble and whether the state is sticking local governments with the bill. Lawmakers returned to Richmond for today's single-day session to address Gov. Bob McDonnell's amendments on 122 amendments to 2010 legislation.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Altria Group says its profit climbed 38 percent as its top-selling Marlboro cigarette brand and Copenhagen smokeless tobacco gained market share and the company cut costs. The nation's biggest cigarette maker is also reaffirming its guidance for the year but says the second quarter will be challenging for income growth.

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) Chesterfield County is employing fish to fight an invasive plant in the Swift Creek Reservoir. The county Department of Utilities plans to release triploid grass carp to fight the plant hydrilla into the reservoir on Monday.

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UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski

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