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    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) It's not a good year for Democrats, but a conservative may be Democratic Representative Glenn Nye's best friend this fall in his first re-election bid. Nye unseated Republican Representative Thelma Drake two years ago in the Democratic sweep led by Barack Obama.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The deadline to vote in the November election is quickly approaching. The state Board of Elections says Tuesday is the deadline to register to vote or to update voter information. Virginians can register to cast a ballot as long as they will be 18 or older by November 2nd.

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    A Hollywood Animal Trainer's Secrets For Getting Dogs To Act On Cue

    Teresa Ann Miller often works with distracted performers, but the Hungarian film White God was especially challenging. "The dogs just thought it was a party," she says of the film's dog-pack scene.
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    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.

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    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.

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    Texting While Walking: Are You Cautious Or Clueless?

    People who text while walking change their pace and seem to walk more cautiously, a study says. But that doesn't mean you're not a menace to yourself and others.

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