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Opponents of a Multi-state Power Line Plead Case

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Opponents of a multi-state power line that would run through northern Virginia are pleading their case to the state Supreme Court today. The power line would run from Washington County, Pennsylvania, to Loudoun County, Virginia, crossing northern West Virginia. The Virginia State's Corporation Commission okay'ed the project. However, The Piedmont Environmental Council, a citizens group called Power-Line Landowners Alliance and the counties of Fauquier, Prince William and Culpeper are challenging its approval. Dominion Virginia Power and Pennsylvania-based Allegheny Energy want to build the 500-kilovolt transmission line. Dominion says the power line is needed to satisfy growing demand for electricity. Opponents say there are better alternatives.

Natalie Neumann reports...

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In This 2005 Interview, Gene Wilder Explains How He Learned To Get Laughs

When he was 8, Wilder's mother had a heart attack, and he took it upon himself to cheer her up. We'll listen back to a Fresh Air interview with the comic actor, who died Monday at age 83.
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Why California's New Farmworker Overtime Bill May Not Mean Bigger Paychecks

California's lawmakers just passed a landmark bill that would make farmworkers eligible for overtime when they work more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week. Some farmers say they can't afford that.
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Republicans Consider Lasting Impression Of Trump On Their Party

Republicans are debating whether — win or lose — Donald Trump has already altered the DNA of the Republican Party.
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Facebook Faces Trending News Problems After Firing Curators

On Friday, news site Quartz reported that Facebook fired its "news curators" and replaced them with algorithms to compile the news that ends up on Facebook's "Trending" news section. Many users took note when a fake article about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was trending.

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