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Vice President Joseph R. Biden, who has been President Obama's point man on gun control over the past month, headed about 100 miles south on Friday with cabinet officials and lawmakers to discuss the administration's efforts on the issue.
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U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott is staying out of next year's U.S. Senate race.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who took an aerial tour on Monday to assess the damage from Hurricane Irene in Hampton Roads, said power had been restored to 600,000 customers and nearly all restorations would be completed by Friday.
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Rep. Bobby Scott, Virginia Democrat who also traveled with the president Tuesday, said a tax increase must be part of the solution.
Scott said his decision was delayed by the General Assembly's still-unfinished effort to redistrict the state's 11 U.S. House districts, a process begun in April.