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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Nearly 200 years ago, Thomas Jefferson came up with a legal reading list for lawyers. Now, the University of Virginia is putting those books online. Hundreds of texts ranging from legal dictionaries to books on English law are being made available to the public.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - The city of Alexandria says things are much better now on Metrorail's Blue Line. The city on Tuesday launched what it's calling a "Back 2 Blue" campaign to encourage residents to give the Blue Line another try. Commuters became frustrated with changes in recent years that reduced rush-hour service on the line to every 12 minutes. In May, though, the transit authority that runs Metrorail announced it was resuming the previous level of service, meaning trains are scheduled every eight minutes.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A man who prosecutors say accidentally fatally shot a Virginia Commonwealth University student has been sentenced to one year in prison. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 20-year-old Emmanuel E. Jordan was sentenced Monday on an involuntary manslaughter conviction for the death of Samuel O. Kwarteng.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Two Confederate monuments in two Virginia cities have been vandalized this week. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the word "racist" was found painted in red on the Jefferson Davis statue in Richmond on Tuesday. The Virginian-Pilot reports Norfolk police spokesman Daniel Hudson says a memorial to the Confederate dead was spray-painted with "#2 BETTER LUCK NEVER" early Monday morning.

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