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Cuccinelli Slams DOE, Will Appeal Virginia Tech Fines

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Cuccinelli calls the $55,000 fine -- the maximum allowed -- an example of "Monday morning quarterbacking" at its worst.

In a teleconference Wednesday, Cuccinelli said the federal Department of Education investigators simply tried to buttress a conclusion they already had in mind, but failed to actually visit the Blacksburg campus to talk directly with those who made decisions the day of the mass shooting.

"The DOE's attempt to make scapegoats of dedicated law enforcement officers and the Virginia Tech administration will not solve anything," he says.

Cuccinelli says he considered the wishes of victims' families who were hoping the school would not appeal the fines, but says his ultimate responsibility is to make sure the federal government treats the school fairly.

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A WAMU Guide To The 2015 National Book Festival

Need some help navigating the schedule? We've come up with an agenda that highlights authors we’ve spoken with here at WAMU.

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The Democracy Of The Diner (Rebroadcast)

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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Europe's Ongoing Migrant And Refugee Crisis And The Future Of Open Borders

The Austria-Hungary border has become the latest pressure point in Europe's ongoing migrant crisis. We get an update on the huge influx of migrants and refugees from the Middle East and Africa and the future of open borders within the E.U.

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Environmental Outlook: How To Build Smarter Transportation And More Livable Cities

A new report says traffic in the U.S. is worse than it's been in years. But some say there are reasons to be optimistic. For this month's Environmental Outlook: How revitalized urban centers and new modes of transportation are changing how we get around our cities.

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