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Virginia Public Safety Workers To Be Honored In Memorial

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The names of hundreds of Virginia public safety workers who've died in the line of duty will soon be a permanent fixture in Richmond.

The Virginia Public Safety Foundation has included 765 names on a roster so far. The group plans to have those names engraved on a Commonwealth Public Safety memorial at Capitol Square in Richmond.

Foundation members also say they'll review the records of historic cases of public safety workers who died while on the job. A date has not been set for when the memorial will go up.

So far, the foundation has only raised $800,000 of its $2 million goal for its construction.

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'Game Of Thrones' Evolves On Women In Explosive Sixth Season

The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones showed a real evolution in the way the show portrays women and in the season finale, several female characters ascended to power. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Glen Weldon from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour and Greta Johnsen, host of the Nerdette podcast, about the show.
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In Quest For Happier Chickens, Perdue Shifts How Birds Live And Die

Perdue Farms, one of the largest poultry companies in the country, says it will change its slaughter methods and also some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups are cheering.
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Jonathan Rauch On How American Politics Went Insane

Party insiders and backroom deals: One author on why we need to bring back old-time politics.

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Episode 5: Why 1986 Still Matters

In 1986, a federal official issued a warning: If Metro continued to expand rapidly, the system faced a future of stark choices over maintaining existing infrastructure. Metro chose expansion. We talk to a historian about that decision. We also hear from a former Metro general manager about the following years, and from an Arlington planner about measuring how riders are responding to SafeTrack.

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