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

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The corruption trial of Former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen is continuing in federal court with testimony about trips arranged for the family. An assistant to a wealthy businessman has told jurors she helped set up a McDonnell family vacation at the lake home of her boss and several flights for the governor's children.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office says the annual back-to-school sales tax holiday will begin Friday and run through Sunday. During the three-day holiday, shoppers at retail stores statewide won't have to pay sales tax on notebooks, pens, calculators, binders and other school supplies priced up to $20.

TOANO, Va. (AP) - Lumber Liquidators saw a 19 percent drop in second quarter earnings after a rough winter that dampened construction in many regions. The company, based in Toano, had already warned of a tough quarter ahead and earnings were in line with reduced Wall Street expectations, according to a poll by Zacks Investment Research.

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) - A new Postal Service Stamp depicting the Civil War Siege at Petersburg is being rolled out a ceremony in that city south of Richmond. The stamp depicts the 22nd United States Colored Troops engaged in the June 15-18, 1864, assault on Petersburg.

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