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Virginia Energy Adviser On Plans For Off-Shore Drilling

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The U.S. Interior Department is indefinitely suspending the remaining public hearings on the proposed sale of oil and gas leases off Virginia. The Department's Minerals Management Service says it is postponing the public comment period while it focuses on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Maureen Matsen, energy adviser to Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, says she's hopeful the delay will not mean pushing back the expected 2012 gas and oil sale. She talks with WAMU's Rebecca Blatt about why she expects to move forward despite concerns about the Gulf spill.

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Berlin Wall Brought To University Of Virginia With 'Kings Of Freedom'

A massive piece of the Berlin Wall was recently delivered to the campus of the University of Virginia, adorned with a famous mural by German graffiti artist Dennis Kaun.

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Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

The color of food can affect how we perceive its taste, and food companies aren't afraid to use that to their advantage. An artist tests perceptions by dousing familiar foods with unorthodox colors.
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Is Obamacare A Success? We Might Not Know For A While

Fans and foes want to know whether the Affordable Care Act is meeting its goals. But, for good reasons, there are no clear answers yet.
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Capital Bikeshare Supplier Bought, Reopening Door To Expansion

Bixi, the company that supplies bicycles and bike stations to the Capital Bikeshare program, has been rescued from bankruptcy. But does that mean the bike sharing will resume expansion in our area?

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