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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) At least three tornadoes have touched down in central Virginia, and officials are investigating a possible storm-related fatality in Halifax County. The National Weather Service says two tornadoes hit Wednesday evening in Goochland County near Oilville and another in Farmville. At least three more were reported in central Virginia.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A tentative agreement has reached between Senate Democrats and Republicans over revised boundaries for the Senate's 40 districts statewide. Gov. Bob McDonnell vetoed the previous Senate plan, saying it divided too many communities and voting precincts.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia Tech is going to appeal $55,000 in federal fines levied against the school for the way it handled a 2007 mass shooting that killed 32 students and faculty members. The fine was imposed in March after it was found that Tech had violated federal law by waiting too long to notify the campus of a potential threat.


'Purple Rain' — As Retold In A Language Without A Word For Purple

Prince's '80s-era classic has gotten a modern update — in Niger. Directed by Christopher Kirkley, starring the nomadic Tuareg people, this Purple Rain remake drops the kissing but keeps the attitude.

How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite'?

It's the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat."

Osceola At The 50-Yard Line

The Seminole Tribe of Florida works with Florida State University to ensure it that its football team accurately presents Seminole traditions and imagery.

Reviving Payoff For Prediction – Of Terrorism Risk

Could an electronic market where people bet on the likelihood of attacks deter terrorism? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about the potential for a terror prediction market.

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