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Majority Of Virginians Support Plan To Clean Up Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has released the results of a poll showing strong support for clean-up efforts in the bay—and little desire for delay.

With the governor's race in full swing, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation decided to survey 600 likely Virginia voters to see what they want from candidates. Pollsters found that more than 90 percent support the commonwealth's plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay. Eighty-six percent say it should be a priority.

Voters also believe restoration of the bay will have significant economic benefits for the state. Forty-eight percent think it will create jobs, while 15 percent think it will hurt employment. Just 22 percent of those surveyed would support a candidate who wants to delay bay clean-up to focus on other issues like the economy.

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'They May Not Mean To, But They Do' Is A Sparkling, Sad Family Affair

Cathleen Schine's new novel explores how one character's physical and mental decline ripples out to affect his whole family. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a mix of "fun and bad behavior."
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How History Influences Diets In D.C. And Around The World

Kojo and chef Pati Jinich look at how history -- and famous names like El Chico, Azteca and even Fritos -- shaped modern Mexican-American cooking in the Washington region and beyond.

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NPR Politics Lunchbox: Concerns in Cleveland, 'Funny-Looking People'

Our favorite 2016 news and stories curated from NPR and around the web.
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Facebook Shakes Up News Feed, But We Still Don't Know Exactly How It Works

It will now prioritize posts from friends and family — potentially bad news for media companies relying on Facebook for traffic. The company has been under pressure to defend its political neutrality.

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