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Stabbed Va. state senator out of hospital

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A Virginia state senator and onetime gubernatorial candidate stabbed by his son said Friday that he is ‘‘alive so must live,’’ his first public statement since the assault and his son’s suicide shortly thereafter.

Just hours after being released from a hospital, Senator Creigh Deeds said in a tweet: ‘‘I am alive so must live. Some wounds won’t heal. Your prayers and your friendship are important to me.’’

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