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    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) A federal judge in Norfolk has declared a mistral in the case of two former Blackwater workers accused of murdering two unarmed Afghan civilians and wounding a third man in Kabul. The judge set a new trial date for March 1.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia is holding its fourth annual tax holiday on energy-efficient products. Gov. Bob McDonnell says the tax holiday will run from Oct. 8 until Oct. 11, giving residential consumers time to buy such energy-efficient appliances like dishwaters and washing machines.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A conservation-minded group has donated about 150 acres along the James River to Virginia Commonwealth University to help expand the school's biological field station. The area includes critical bald-eagle nesting areas and habitat for many plants and animals.

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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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