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Virginia Cities Receive Millions For Safer Crosswalks

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As part of Virginia's Safe Routes to School program, several communities in the state are receiving $5.8 million to develop safer crosswalks. Gov. Bob McDonnell says the money will be used to construct new trails and crossings at 28 elementary and middle schools.

He says the goal is to make walking or riding bikes to school safer and more fun, while reducing congestion, fuel consumption and air pollution.

Alexandria, Falls Church, and 16 other communities will be included in the program.

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National Museum of African American History Opens Its Doors

More than 100 years after it was originally proposed, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is opening its doors in Washington, D.C.
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While Everyone Was Partying At Woodstock, I Was Stuck At Schrafft's

The chain restaurant that catered to women helped redefine how Americans eat, according to a new book. For NPR's Lynn Neary, it also defined how she did and didn't fit with the counterculture.
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Newspaper Endorsements Matter Most When They're Unexpected

The New York Times endorsed Hillary Clinton on Saturday, but an endorsement that came the day before from a smaller paper may matter more to its readers, for the simple fact that it was unexpected.
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As Our Jobs Are Automated, Some Say We'll Need A Guaranteed Basic Income

How will the economy provide economic opportunities if employers need fewer workers in the future? A growing number of people in Silicon Valley are saying the only realistic answer is a basic income.

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