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Last Day to Register to Vote in 2009 VA Elections

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It's the last day to register to vote in Virginia's November 3rd general election. The deadline to register or update a voter registration is tonight at five. Residents registering to vote in the Commonwealth can only submit their application by mail or in person. Applications must be postmarked by today or hand delivered to the nearest registrar's office.Voters in Virginia will decide races for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney, all 100 House of Delegates seats and some local offices. Residents can see sample ballots and check their voter status and polling places online at the State Board of Elections' Web site.

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Shante, He Stays: RuPaul Reflects On Decades Of Drag — And 2 Emmy Nominations

RuPaul is the most recognizable drag queen in America. His hit show, RuPaul's Drag Race is up for two Emmy Awards as it begins filming its ninth season. But drag, he says, will never be mainstream.
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Food World Rallies For Quake-Hit Amatrice, Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

In Italy and the U.S., restaurants are pledging to use sales of Amatrice's signature dish, spaghetti all' amatriciana, to raise funds for the Italian town devastated by Wednesday's earthquake.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Italy searches for survivors after a devastating earthquake. Turkey escalates its role in the fight against ISIS. And Colombia and the FARC rebels sign a peace treaty ending a half-century-long guerrilla war. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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WhatsApp Will Start Sharing Data, Including Phone Numbers, With Facebook

It will also test new ways for businesses to communicate with users on the app. The privacy policy changes mark the long-expected move by Facebook to begin making money from the free app.

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