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Virginia's Libraries Seek To Preserve WWII Memories

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The program is intended to keep alive the memories of what some call the "Greatest Generation."Often veterans, their spouses, and children store mementos in an attic or basement and forget them, library officials say.

Librarian of Virgina Sandra Treadway says the collection effort is an attempt to document the experiences of 300,000 state residents who served during World War II, and to preserve the documents for future generations.

Approximately 11,000 Virginians did not return home from the war.

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In An Alternate 19th Century London, Sins Are Marked With 'Smoke'

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dan Vyleta about his novel, Smoke. It's set in an alternate 19th century London, where the morally corrupt are marked by a smoke that pours from their bodies.
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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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$81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist Sparks Push For Stepped-Up Cybersecurity

The head of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication acknowledged at least two security breaches in addition to February's spectacular theft involving Bangladesh's central bank.

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