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Remains Identified As Missing UVA Student Hannah Graham

The news marks the end of an emotional search that spanned more than a month and attracted national attention.
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Virginia Considers Thorny Question: Should It Collect DNA From All Convicts?

Virginia collects DNA from convicted felons, and now there are calls for further expansion of the state's DNA database to include those convicted of misdemeanors — a possibility that worries many civil libertarians.
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Two Universities Investigating Links To D.C. Rabbi Charged With Voyeurism

After a prominent rabbi was arrested on voyeurism charges, several local universities where he taught classes are reaching out to students who may have had contact with him.
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For Republicans, Midterms About Getting Country 'Out Of The Mud'

Robert Siegel talks with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus ahead of the midterm elections.
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Journalist And Political Aide Frank Mankiewicz Dies At 90

Frank Mankiewicz, press secretary to Robert Kennedy and presidential campaign manager for George McGovern, died Thursday night in Washington, D.C. The journalist and former president of NPR was 90.
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Meet The Hero Dogs Of The Secret Service

The Secret Service is gladly highlighting its canine heroes, Hurricane and Jordan, after weeks of the drip, drip, drip of an agency in trouble.
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Democrats Remain Optimistic About Senate, Gubernatorial Races

Robert Siegel talks with Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz ahead of the midterm elections.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 24

This weekend, you can leave the passports at home and take a mini European vacation with a festival or classical music concert.
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Patchett: In Bad Relationships, 'There Comes A Day When You Gotta Go'

Ann Patchett got married and divorced young. When she met the man who would eventually become her second husband she said: "I'll be true; I'll be faithful; I'll see you every day ... but I don't want to get married and I don't want to live together.'" Her new book is This Is The Story of a Happy Marriage.
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Why California's Drought-Stressed Fruit May Be Better For You

Is California's severe drought hurting the nutrient content of fruit? No, preliminary data on pomegranates suggest. The fruit may be smaller, but packed with more antioxidants, tests show.
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Wanted: Wind Turbine Mechanic — Must Be Daredevil, Skilled With Hands

Wind power is a growing part of the energy mix in the United States. And more wind turbines means there are new jobs for people to install and repair them. The job requires a unique skill set.