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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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A Love Letter To Literature: Reading Gabo In 'The Paris Review'

Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday. It would be hard to overstate the importance of his novels, but author Gustavo Arellano recommends getting to know him in a different medium.
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Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

The giant retailer says it's adding a new line of organic food that's at least 25 percent cheaper. But a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can't be achieved overnight.
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Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?

Top Democrats have said recently that some GOP opposition to President Obama and his agenda is based on race. It's an explosive message that might drive Democratic voters to the polls.
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Tech Week: Earnings, A Heartbleed Arrest And Digital Distraction

Fears of a bubble continue as tech titans reported their quarterly earnings; the culture of digital distraction finds more critics; and fallout from the Heartbleed bug raises questions for government.

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