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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Defense says a soldier from Richmond was killed in an explosion in Afghanistan. Twenty-seven-year-old Army Staff Sgt. Jaime Newman was an infantry squad leader assigned to Fort Campbell, Ky.

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — Massey Energy chief executive Don Blankenship and other industry-related officials plan to appear at a coal symposium in Bluefield, W.Va. Blankenship is scheduled to be the featured speaker tonight at the two-day Bluefield Coal Symposium. The head of the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration will make a presentation this afternoon.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An appeals court in Virginia will consider a lawsuit challenging the secrecy provisions of a federal whistleblower law. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond hears arguments today.

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia's wineries are the subject of a new film. Silverthorn Films in Charlottesville has created a movie called "Vintage: The Winemaker's Year," that is set to premiere next month on PBS stations nationwide.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo' Full Of Loneliness And Longing

In the new comedy Fading Gigolo, John Turturro plays the title character, and Woody Allen plays his pimp. This story originally broadcast on All Things Considered on April 18, 2014.
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Soup to Nuts, Restaurants Smoke It All

While you won't find cigarettes in restaurants anymore, some smoking isn't banned. It's not just meat, either; it's hot to smoke just about anything edible.
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Virginia Remains At Odds With Feds On Medicaid Expansion

Lawmakers in Virginia continue to resist the $9.6 billion Medicaid expansion on offer from the federal government as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Watch For The Blind Lets You Feel Time Passing

A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.

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