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Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Obama widens lead in Virginia; U-Md. women’s team wins NCAA Sweet 16 spot; Metro employees abused credit cards (A.M. Buzz)


President Barack Obama leads potential GOP challenger Mitt Romney 50-42 percent in Virginia in a new Quinnipiac poll , his biggest lead thus far. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais - AP)
Barack Obama has widened his lead in Virginia against all potential GOP challengers, a new poll finds. The Quinnipiac University poll, released Tuesday, shows Obama leads Mitt Romney 50 percent to 42 percent — his biggest lead thus far in the cycle. The poll also found Tim Kaine and George Allen remain essentially tied in their battle for Virginia’s open U.S. Senate set, with Kaine leading 47 percent to 44 percent, well within the poll’s margin of error.

The U-Md. women clinched a NCAA Sweet 16 spot, beating Louisville 72-68 on Monday. The team will face either Texas A&M or Arkansas this Sunday.

Employees in Metro’s planning department misused agency credit cards, buying Kindles, camcorders and other unauthorized items.

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By Jimm Phillips  |  08:33 AM ET, 03/20/2012

 
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