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Virginia Beach Considers Allowing Residents To Keep Backyard Chickens

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Virginia Beach officials want to know what residents think about changing the city code to allow people to keep chickens in their backyards.

Several localities in Virginia and across the country have begun to allow the practice, and the city says it has been approached by a number of citizens asking for the change.

Proponents argue they want to know where their food comes from and some consider the chickens pets.

Localities that have allowed urban chickens have limited the number of chickens residents can own, required a coop and charged permit fees.

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Exhibit Shows Dolores Huerta's Life As Part Of The 'Backbone' Of America

The exhibit about the United Farm Workers activist is the first in the National Portrait Gallery's "One Life" series to be devoted to a Latina.

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Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
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Cutting Local Taxes in The District

The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.

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Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

A user revolt briefly shut down the social site last week after a key employee was dismissed. Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the company has "apologized for not communicating better" with site moderators.

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