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Kaine, Allen Deadlocked In Virginia's U.S. Senate Race

The Senate race between Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican George Allen is too close to call six months before the election, a Washington Post poll out today shows, ensuring that the race will be one of the most fiercely competitive heading into this fall's election. 

The poll shows Kaine and Allen are tied at 46 percent each among registered voters in the race to succeed retiring Sen. Jim Webb (D). That's the same place they stood in a Post poll taken a year ago. 

Both parties say they believe Virginia could determine which side controls the Senate as the presidential campaigns look to Virginia as a key swing state. 


Deluge Contaminates And Destroys Ballet School

The South Carolina flood has left the Columbia Classical Ballet Company without not just its costumes and scores, but its building.

For Israeli-Born Chef, Hummus And 'Tehina' Are A Bridge To Home

Chef Michael Solomonov sees his mission as connecting people to the food of his homeland. "That, to me, is my life's work," he says. Solomonov's new cookbook is Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking.

Rep. Sandy Levin: Fight Over Pacific Trade Deal Is About Setting Standards

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Democratic Rep. Sandy Levin, ranking minority member of the Ways and Means Committee, who monitored Trans-Pacific Partnership talks and advocated changes to the deal.

FAA Proposes Record Fine Against Drone Operator

The FAA is proposing a nearly $2 million fine against a drone operator it says was operating outside the rules and endangering safety. NPR talks to the head of the FAA about what's behind the hefty penalty.

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