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Kaine Announces Senate Run Online

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In the clip, Kaine recounts his time as governor of Virginia, promises to work across party lines, and never mentions his time at the partisan DNC.

"I'm running for the United States Senate because America has big challenges, and I'm convinced that Virginia has answers to help strengthen our nation," Kaine says in the video.

Kaine would enter the race to succeed Democratic Sen. Jim Webb, who announced in February he will retire from office after just one term.

The former governor mulled a Senate run in recent weeks, and had given strong signs he would mount a Senate campaign.

On the Republican side, Kaine could face former opponent George Allen, who lost the Senate seat to Webb in 2006. Allen, who was governor of Virginia from 1994 to 1998, announced his candidacy in January.

Tea Party activist Jamie Radtke has also said he will seek the Republican nomination.

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Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.
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Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Debris In The Indian Ocean May Have Come From Vanished Airliner

A source tells NPR a piece of wing found on an island appears to be from a large passenger plane. Other media say sources link it to a Boeing 777 like the Malaysian jet that disappeared last year.

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