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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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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 22

You can attend a festival where nothing is planned, aside from the schedule, or see a play about temptation and loyalty.

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Syrup Induces Pumpkin-Spiced Fever Dreams

Hugh Merwin, an editor at Grub Street, bought a 63-ounce jug of pumpkin spice syrup and put it in just about everything he ate for four days. As he tells NPR's Scott Simon, it did not go well.
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Cuccinelli Claims PAC Shortchanged His Campaign

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A lawsuit by Republican Ken Cuccinelli says a political action committee raised large amounts of money invoking his name in email solicitations despite giving only a pittance to his 2013 campaign.

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Cellphones In Class Are No Problem In One Maryland School District

An Eastern Shore school district is allowing teachers to treat students' cellphones, tables and laptops as a resource rather than a nuisance.

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