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LEESBURG, Va. (AP) Officials say a growing immigrant population and the weak economy are major factors causing the booming school enrollment in northern Virginia. Loudoun County enrollment has topped 60,000 students, or double the enrollment in 2000. More parents, because of the economy, are also opting against private school.

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) Old-fashioned all-wood guardrails along more than half the 460-mile Blue Ridge Parkway aren't much use at stopping cars. Officials say the older rails can't stop a car moving at 45 mph, and that many are too low to the ground. A $7 million replacement project is set to start next month.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Contractors are working to determine if more ancient artifacts exist on the site of a Richmond facility where archaeological treasures were unearthed 10 years ago. Artifacts were discovered showing the area had been a gathering and trading place for people as early as 3,500 BC.

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Christopher Marlowe Credited As Shakespeare's Co-Author On Henry VI Plays

True authorship of Shakespeare has been debated for centuries. Now, the New Oxford Shakespeare edition will list Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe as co-author on the three Henry VI plays, part one, two and three. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Florida State University professor Gary Taylor, one of the general editors of the new volume.

2,500 Years Ago, This Brew Was Buried With The Dead; A Brewery Has Revived It

In an ancient burial plot in what is now Germany, scientists uncovered a cauldron with remnants of an alcoholic beverage. They teamed up with a Milwaukee brewery to re-create the recipe.
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Do Hyper-Local Term Limits Work?

Montgomery County residents are voting this fall on term limits for their local council representatives. Are they picking up on lessons learned from Prince George's County?

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AT&T’s Proposed Acquisition Of Time Warner

AT&T’s bid to acquire Time Warner: Join us to talk about what the proposed merger of the country’s second-largest wireless carrier and a major content company could mean for consumers and the future of U-S media and telecommunications.

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