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Local Leads: 7/8/10



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    It was blunt force injury to the head that killed University of Virginia women’s lacrosse player Yeardley Love, according to the office of the state medical examiner. Steve Murman, central region administrator with the examiner’s office, also disclosed Wednesday that Love’s death has been officially labeled a homicide. (Daily Progress)

    The United States and Russia are negotiating a swap in which 10 Russian spy suspects would be freed after a plea deal in exchange for Moscow's release of a defense researcher held for the past decade on espionage charges, a U.S. official said.  (Washington Post)  

    Banking giant Wells Fargo & Co. is closing its 638 subprime lending offices that operated nationwide to supply higher-cost mortgages, auto loans and credit cards in lower-income neighborhoods. About 3,800 employees will lose their jobs as the company shutters its Wells Fargo Financial subsidiary. Of the storefront offices to be closed, 19 are in Maryland, according to the company's website. (Baltimore Sun

    It won’t be in place in time for the centennial of his birth next February, but Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport next year will likely receive a statue of its namesake. The board of directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority on July 7 agreed to a memorandum of understanding with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, which since 2007 has been seeking to place a statue of the 40th president at the airport that was renamed to honor him in 1998. (Sun Gazette)