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Dominion Virginia Power Considers Rate Increase

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Dominion Virginia Power wants to increase what it charges customers to recover its fuel costs. But before it's able to do so, regulators want to give the public a chance to weigh in. Dominion officials are holding a public hearing on June 18.

The utility company says higher fuel costs and an increased demand for electricity are the primary reasons it needs to raise rates.

If approved, the change would raise the average monthly bill of a typical residential customer by $2.36, starting July 1. The fuel rate increase would be the first one in two years.

Dominion has about 2.3 million customers in Virginia.

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Shante, He Stays: RuPaul Reflects On Decades Of Drag — And 2 Emmy Nominations

RuPaul is the most recognizable drag queen in America. His hit show, RuPaul's Drag Race is up for two Emmy Awards as it begins filming its ninth season. But drag, he says, will never be mainstream.
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Food World Rallies For Quake-Hit Amatrice, Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

In Italy and the U.S., restaurants are pledging to use sales of Amatrice's signature dish, spaghetti all' amatriciana, to raise funds for the Italian town devastated by Wednesday's earthquake.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Italy searches for survivors after a devastating earthquake. Turkey escalates its role in the fight against ISIS. And Colombia and the FARC rebels sign a peace treaty ending a half-century-long guerrilla war. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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WhatsApp Will Start Sharing Data, Including Phone Numbers, With Facebook

It will also test new ways for businesses to communicate with users on the app. The privacy policy changes mark the long-expected move by Facebook to begin making money from the free app.

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