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Two Companies Announce Expansions, New Jobs For Virginia

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Close to 300 new jobs are coming to Virginia. Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the expansion of two different companies in the Commonwealth Friday.

The first announcement came from the research group PPD Inc., a company that conducts research and clinical trials for drug development. It plans to invest $28 million to expand operations in Henrico County over the next three years.

McDonnell approved more than $500,000 in grants for the project, which is expected to bring 190 jobs to the area.

Meanwhile, A-T Solutions, an anti- and counterterrorism company, plans to invest $1 million and create 100 jobs in an expansion in Spotsylvania County. The group serves a number of government clients including the departments of Defense, State, Justice and Homeland Security.

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Collards And Canoodling: How Helen Gurley Brown Promoted Premarital Cooking

The legendary Cosmo editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)."
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The Legality Of Restoring Virginia Voting Rights

Virginia's governor is bypassing the commonwealth's Supreme Court ruling and restoring felon voting rights individually. Kojo examines Terry McAuliffe's move with a legal expert.

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