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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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Remembering Robert Swanson, Advertising's 'King Of Jingles'

Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and '60s for products ranging from Campbell's Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
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More Than Just Saying 'Cheese,' Hundreds Sit Test To Become Official Experts

The American Cheese Society will begin proctoring its next Certified Cheese Professional Exam in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, during the group's annual conference.
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Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

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How To Help Teens And Children Fight 'Tech Addiction'

Many parents and therapists say obsessive internet use is a very real problem for some teens and children. But the term “internet addiction” is controversial and not officially recognized as a disorder. How to help kids who compulsively use computers and mobile technology.

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