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What Makes The Perfect Pig?

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Pigs wait in the swine barn at the Virginia state fair.
Philip Freese
Pigs wait in the swine barn at the Virginia state fair.

More than 250,000 people enjoyed the dizzying rides and junk food at the State Fair of Virginia this year. But it turns out in the midst of all of that, the swine barn hosts a fiercely competitive contest based on exacting standards of beauty.


In Trove Of Kids' Book Treasures, A Glimpse Of The Work Behind The Magic

Once a doctor's hobby, the Kerlan Collection is now one of the world's great collections of children's literature. Over 100,000 books offer visitors a chance to see the writer's process — for free.
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Invasive Insect Could Wreak Havoc On U.S. Tomato Crop

A virginia tech plant pathologist says it's time to implement quarantine measures on tomatoes being imported from other countries where the South American Tomato Leafminer has already taken hold.
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Maryland Activists Call For Policing Reforms

Monday night, a group of activists plan to ask lawmakers to sign on to a list of priorities they say are key to improving police accountability when there's misconduct.

#MemeOfTheWeek: That Article From The Onion About Mass Shootings

The article reveals what the writers really feel about mass shootings in America, something mainstream media couldn't do.

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