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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Forty-five businesses, government agencies and other entities in Virginia will receive help from the federal government to continue insurance coverage for some early retirees. The program reimburses employers and unions for a portion of medical claim costs for early retirees age 55 and older who aren't yet eligible for Medicare.

WASHINGTON (AP) Army officials say a man's body has been found at Fort Belvoir in Virginia. Fort Belvoir spokesman Carl Purvis says the body was found in a wooded area on the post yesterday. Purvis says officials believe the man was a soldier.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Members of the Virginia Supreme Court have chosen the court's first female chief justice. The court says Justice Cynthia Dinah Fannon Kinser will assume the post on February 1st, 2011.

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WAMU 88.5

Remains In Jamestown Linked To Early Colonial Leaders

Scientists from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation say they've identified four men buried in the earliest English church in America.
WAMU 88.5

The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

WAMU 88.5

D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

NPR

Researchers Warn Against 'Autonomous Weapons' Arms Race

Already, researcher Stuart Russell says, sentry robots in South Korea "can spot and track a human being for a distance of 2 miles — and can very accurately kill that person."

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