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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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'The Innocent Have Nothing To Fear' Echoes Real-Life Republican Race

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Stuart Stevens, a former strategist for Mitt Romney, whose new novel, The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear, tells the story of a neck-and-neck Republican primary campaign that ends up at a brokered convention.
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How The Humble Orange Sweet Potato Won Researchers The World Food Prize

A public health campaign to sell Africans on the virtues of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes — bred for higher Vitamin A levels — has helped combat malnutrition on the continent.
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Fact Check: Trump's Speech On The Economy Annotated

NPR's politics team has annotated Donald Trump's Tuesday speech on the economy.
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Click For Fewer Calories: Health Labels May Change Online Ordering Habits

Will it be a hamburger or hummus wrap for lunch? When customers saw indications of a meal's calorie content posted online, they put fewer calories in their cart, a study finds.

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