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

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A report from the U.S. Department of the Interior says fewer people visited Virginia's national park sites last year and spent less money during those visits. The report says visits to Virginia sites yielded nearly $871 million in economic benefits with 22 million-plus visits in 2013. That's down from the $926 million spent in 2012 with nearly 23.4 million visits.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Sierra Club has compiled a list of the top 15 ZIP codes in Virginia with the highest levels of toxic air emissions.

Ranking at No. 1 was Covington, which had nearly 3 million pounds of emissions. The Appalachian town is home to MeadWestvaco's paperboard mill.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. Postal Service report ranks the nation's capital No. 1 - for late mail delivery. The inquiry was prompted by the November death of a part-time carrier who was shot in his mail truck in Prince George's County at 7:30 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new memorial is rising near the National Mall that will be the first in Washington dedicated to veterans who come home with life-changing injuries. The American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial is a project 16 years in the making and is set to be dedicated Oct. 5.

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