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Virginia Offers Tree Seedlings To Residents

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For nearly 100 years, the Virginia Department of Forestry has offered hardwood and pine bareroot seedlings to state residents.

The department's two tree nurseries grow and sell 24 million tree seedlings each year, but the operation shuts down for the season on April 25. The online store, which will reopen in October, offers more than 40 species. Information to assist landowners in choosing the right species is also available online.

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Risk Of Opioid Overdose Climbs At Middle Age

Most of the millions taking prescription painkillers are older than 45, research shows, and there's been a recent increase in drug overdose deaths among people over 55. Drug mixing is partly to blame.
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The Environmental Cost Of Growing Food

Economists are working on ways to put a price on the environmental damage of growing food. Take sugar: Half of what we eat comes from beets, half from cane. Each has an impact, in very different ways.
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The Politics Hour - May 6, 2016

Metro announces its maintenance plan--and the service disruptions it will cause. Election watchdogs question Baltimore primary results. And Republicans in our region are put on the spot about supporting GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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'Captain America' Is Trending In Nigeria But You Might Be Surprised Why

Nigerian netizens are using the hashtag #CaptainAmericaInNigeria as a vehicle for cheeky social and political commentary.

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