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McDonnell Seeking To Assist Tornado Victims In Southwest Virginia

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McDonnell said Friday that he has asked the agency to make low-interest loans available to homeowners, renters and businesses that had major damage from the April twisters.

If the request is approved, adjacent localities also would be eligible to apply for the loans.??

The governor said other areas in the state affected by the April storms do not meet SBA requirements for assistance.??The request comes after the Federal Emergency Management Agency rejected Virginia's appeal for aid.

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'Deadpool' Is a Potty-Mouthed Splatterfest. A Really Funny One

NPR film critic Bob Mondello says Deadpool goes in deep on its R rating — and has plenty of fun doing it.
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Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
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The Politics Hour - February 12, 2016

D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about her upcoming fight for re-election.

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Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.

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