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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia's unemployment rate keeps getting better. The Virginia Employment Commission reports the seasonally unadjusted rate fell from 6.5 percent in September to 6.3 percent in October, the lowest rate so far in 2009.

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) Virginia biologists are tracking bats living in three caves where a deadly disease was confirmed to see how the creatures fare over the winter. Officials say the agency has banded about 1,000 bats from Breathing Cave in Bath County, Clover Hollow Cave in Giles County and Newberry Cave in Bland County.

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As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


What Is Li-Fi And When Will You Use It To Download Everything Faster?

Li-Fi is a lot like Wi-Fi, but it uses light to transmit data. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the man who invented the faster alternative: Harald Haas.

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