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

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Opening statements are scheduled in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. Prosecutors and defense attorneys will lay out their case for an eight-man, four-woman jury today.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - An appeals court's decision to strike down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond yesterday that state laws barring gay marriage and denying recognition of such unions performed in other states violate the U.S. Constitution.

HANOVER, Va. (AP) - A Virginia teenager who drove a car full of friends after attending an all-day concert has been cleared of an involuntary manslaughter charge in a crash that killed a passenger. A judge in the Hanover County Circuit dismissed a jury yesterday in the case of 19-year-old Elizabeth Ellen Vican of Ruther Glen.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mayor Vincent Gray plans to sign a bill today that would ban the use of plastic foam food containers in the District of Columbia. The ban on Styrofoam and similar materials is part of a larger environmental cleanup bill approved by the D.C. Council.

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