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Volunteers In Virginia Participate In Annual Dolphin Count

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Volunteers are posted at observation posts along beaches of the lower Chesapeake Bay and the southern Virginia coastline today.

The count is intended to give aquarium researchers an idea of the abundance of dolphins in waters off the coast of Virginia. It also provides a glimpse of dolphin distribution and identifying areas where they are most concentrated.

The aquarium says state and federal agencies have used the annual count when considering projects that may affect the coastal environment.

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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the past few years, there has been a shift. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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