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Virginia To Move To Alternative Fuels In State Vehicles

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McDonnell signed the order July 12 surrounded by a fleet of vehicles powered by alternative fuels at the Office of Fleet Management Services in Richmond, the Associated Press reports.

The order requires that a plan for switching the state's fleet of vehicles to alternative fuels be on the governor's desk for review and approval by January 1.

McDonnell is also promoting a new Virginia law allowing retailers to provide more charging locations for electric vehicles.

The governor says it makes sense for Virginia to shift to fuels such as biodiesel and electricity to reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil.

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'Fresh Air' Remembers 'Nightmare' Director Wes Craven

Craven, who died Sunday, revitalized and the horror genre with his Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream movie franchises. Includes excerpts from interviews originally broadcast in 1980, 1987 and 1998.
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Why Are We Drawn To Heirloom Fruits And Veggies? They're 'Edible Memory'

Heirloom foods have grown in popularity, making their way into gardens, farms, farmers markets and restaurants. A sociologist says they offer a powerful emotional and physical connection to the past.
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Where Should Rockville's Confederate Soldier Go? The County Wants Your Vote.

You can vote by email in favor of one of five locations for the statue, which is currently outside the Red Brick Courthouse.

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Drone Crash At U.S. Open; New York City Teacher Arrested

The black, shoebox-sized drone flew over the court at Louis Armstrong Stadium during a second-round match and then crashed into empty seats and broke apart.

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