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

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A lawyer for the wife of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell told jurors at he pair's federal corruption trial that the former first lady had developed a crush on a businessman who gave the McDonnells gifts and cash but had duped her. Jurors heard opening statements Tuesday in the trial of the governor and his wife Maureen in Richmond.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The latest judicial ruling in Virginia on same-sex marriage adds to a list of court rulings around the nation that make it increasingly likely that the issue will ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. A federal appeals court in Richmond ruled Monday that a Virginia law barring gay marriage violates the U.S. Constitution.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A site in northern Virginia and two others in Maryland are on the short list of finalists for a new FBI headquarters complex. The General Services Administration released its shortlist of potential sites on Tuesday and says the Virginia site in question is a warehouse complex in Franconia.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A former employee of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $239,000 from the agency. Twenty-nine-year-old Steven Hammond of Richmond entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Richmond and faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced in January.

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