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Virginia Governor Gives State Of The Commonwealth Address

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Virginia's 2011 General Assembly session is underway, and Gov. Bob McDonnell will deliver his state of the Commonwealth address Wednesday night.

McDonnell is expected to focus on the GOP themes of "smaller government, stronger economy" -- and a continued effort to slash state spending.

He'll also be revisiting some unfinished business from 2010: He'll introduce a revised version of his plan to privatize the state's liquor stores to raise money for transportation projects.

The new plan would only privatize retail liquor sales, while keeping wholesale liquor sales under state control.

The governor is also pushing a plan to borrow $3 billion to complete infrastructure projects while interest rates and construction costs are low.

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The Code Switch Podcast, Episode 1: Can We Talk About Whiteness?

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'Sweetbitter' Is A Savory Saga Of Restaurant Life And Love

Oysters, cocaine, fine wine, love triangles: Stephanie Danler's debut novel Sweetbitter follows a year in the life of a young woman working at a top-tier Manhattan restaurant.
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Ralph Nader: The Future Of The Progressive Movement In The D.C. Region

Iconic consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader joins us for a conversation about civic engagement, the role of the media, and the future of the progressive movement in the D.C. region.

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Hillary Clinton's Emails

Hillary Clinton is under pressure after a State Department report criticized her use of a private email server: what's in the report, potential security risks and whether it could affect Secretary Clinton's bid for the White House.

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