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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Police are hoping a timeline of when and where a Virginia Tech student was last seen will help jog the memory of someone who can provide a key clue to her whereabouts. Authorities say they believe Morgan Dana Harrington was last seen on October 17th on a bridge in Charlottesville.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A Virginia Commonwealth University poll shows Republican Bob McDonnell leading Democrat Creigh Deeds by landslide proportions in the governor's race. The poll was released today. The 18-point margin is wider than two other polls within the past week that placed McDonnell's lead at 11 percentage points or less.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) The secretive Pentagon agency that brought us the Internet is moving to a new location. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as DARPA, broke ground on a new headquarters today in Arlington County, just a few miles from the Pentagon.

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) The historic Patrick Henry Hotel in downtown Roanoke has been acquired by a developer who plans to invest at least $14 million to convert it to other uses. Ed Walker of Roanoke bought the 84-year-old building from Potomac Realty Capital of Boston for $1.3 million on yesterday.

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'Washington Post' Reporter Explores How Pop Culture Influences Views Of Police

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter Alyssa Rosenberg, who has written a series for the paper about how Hollywood and pop culture has influenced the way the public perceives police.

In 'Appetites,' Bourdain Pleases The Toughest Food Critic (His 9-Year-Old)

Anthony Bourdain's new cookbook features comfort food he cooks for his young daughter. "She's who I need to please, and if she's not happy, I'm not happy," he says.
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The Politics Hour - October 28, 2016

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton joins us as the new series "Good Girls Revolt" based on her early civil rights work debuts.


Qualcomm Spends Big Money To Get In The Car (Chip) Business

The smartphone chipmaker has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. The deal allows Qualcomm to rely less on the smartphone industry. NXP makes semiconductors for cars.

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