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The Super Bowl will be played in the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday, Feb. 6. The interview will be taped at the White House.

VIRGINIA

Sen. Webb’s mother dies of illness

RICHMOND, Va. | The mother of U.S. Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia has died in Jacksonville, N.C.

Mr. Webb’s office said Thursday that Vera Hodges Webb died on Monday after a long illness. She was 85.

Vera L. Hodges was born in Kensett, Ark., and was one of eight children who worked fields picking cotton. Her husband, James Henry Webb Jr., was a career Air Force officer.

Mr. Webb wrote about his family’s hardscrabble history in the 2004 book “Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America.”

Mrs. Webb is survived by four children, 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

She will be interred alongside her husband, who died in 1997, in Arlington National Cemetery after a graveside ceremony Jan. 19.

NORTH CAROLINA

John Edwards left out of wife’s will

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. | The will Elizabeth Edwards signed days before her death last month made no mention of her estranged husband and two-time presidential candidate John Edwards.

The document Elizabeth Edwards signed Dec. 1, six days before her death, also named her eldest child, lawyer Cate Edwards, as the executor of her estate.

In the will, filed in Orange County Superior Court in North Carolina, Mrs. Edwards left personal effects, furniture, automobiles and other property to be divided among her children - Cate, 28; Emma Claire, 12; and Jack, 10.

“Those are items that have sentimental attachment, like a grandmother’s engagement ring or antiques she’d want to go only to her children and no one else,” said Andrea Chomakos, an estate-planning lawyer who was not involved with the Edwards family. “I wouldn’t jump to the conclusion that John was disinherited. No one will know whether he was or not.”

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