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Advocacy Groups Seek To Delay New Gay Adoption Rules In Va.

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Equality Virginia, the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups are seeking the suspension of the rules to allow further public comment.

Under the state's Administrative Process Act, the board must reopen the comment period if at least 25 people make such a request. The groups say they've gathered more than 25 requests.

In April the board rejected the proposal to ban adoption agencies from discriminating against prospective parents based on sexual orientation and other issues. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli advised that the board lacked the authority to offer such protections.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 29, 2015

You can hear classical Indian music or learn about the Arab influences of a traditional Spanish dance form. 

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The Democracy Of The Diner

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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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Twitter Faces Challenges As It tries To Balance Profitability, Popularity

The social network Twitter is popular with users, but that's not enough. It also needs to be profitable, and by its 140-character nature that's a challenge.

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