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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Governor Tim Kaine says tax exemptions are likely to be shaved along with state spending for services and programs in an austere budget he will submit later this month. Kaine has made nearly $7 billion in cuts and other budget-balancing maneuvers because of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Governor Tim Kaine says the restaurant smoking ban that took effect Tuesday is literally a healthy development for tobacco-loving Virginia. In a statewide tour of eateries, the governor took a term-ending victory lap over the compromise smoking restriction the General Assembly enacted last winter.

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) Carilion Clinic will sell two outpatient centers to resolve a complaint that its acquisition of the facilities was eroding competition in the medical field. The Federal Trade Commission approved a settlement with Carilion today.

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) A federal study says soil contaminated more than 50 years ago by a textile plant is the source of 96 percent of the mercury in the South River. The report by the U.S. Geological Survey says the plant in Waynesboro discharged mercury waste from 1929 to 1950.

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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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