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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. 


From Trembling Teacher To Seasoned Mentor: How Tim Gunn Made It Work

Gunn, the mentor to young designers on Project Runway, has been a teacher and educator for decades. But he spent his childhood "absolutely hating, hating, hating, hating school," he says.

Native American Tribe Bets On Olive Oil

Once impoverished, California's Yocha Dehe tribe found success with a casino complex. Now the tribe is using its newfound wealth to grow, bottle and sell premium olive oil.

Osceola At The 50-Yard Line

The Seminole Tribe of Florida works with Florida State University to ensure it that its football team accurately presents Seminole traditions and imagery.

Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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