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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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'Star Wars' Editors Defy Hollywood Conventions

In a film industry often dominated by men, there's at least one exception: Many editors are women. Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey speak about their work on the new Star Wars.
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Florida Says Its Fruits, Vegetables Are Safe From Invasive Fruit Fly

Since September, Florida has been fighting an infestation of the Oriental fruit fly, an invasive pest that threatened more than 400 crops. The state declared the insect eradicated as of Saturday.
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Over 1,000 Clinton Documents Released, Including 84 New Classified Emails

The latest batch of the emails from Clinton's controversial private server include 81 which had been redacted and upgraded to confidential classified status and three upgraded to secret status.
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Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

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