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Virginia Court Overturns Ban On Alcohol Ads In College Newspapers

A federal appeals court says two Virginia college newspapers can run advertisements for alcohol despite a regulation the state says is intended to curb illegal underage drinking.

The Fourth U.S. District Court of Appeals in Richmond has concluded the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission ban is unconstitutional as it applies to The Cavalier Daily at the University of Virginia and the Collegiate Times at Virginia Tech.

The court said the regulation violated their First Amendment rights because it prohibits a large number of those over 21 years old from receiving truthful information about a product they are legally allowed to consume. The majority of readers of both newspapers are 21 or older.

The ruling reversed a lower court decision that upheld the ban.

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Do You Want To Build A Lawsuit? China Totally Copied 'Frozen,' Kid Says

A new anthem produced for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics is being attacked online as too similar to "Let It Go" from the film "Frozen." We asked a 5-year-old girl to assess the merits of the case.
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The Surprising Roots of Barbecue

We speak with culinary historian Michael Twitty about the roots of familiar southern dishes in African and Native American food traditions.

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President Obama's Iran Speech

Veteran journalist Marvin Kalb joins us to discuss the parallels between JFK's nuclear disarmament speech fifty years ago and President Obama's speech on the nuclear deal with Iran.

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Sexist Reactions To An Ad Spark #ILookLikeAnEngineer Campaign

After being surprised by online responses to her appearance in a recruiting ad, engineer Isis Wenger wanted to see if anyone else felt like they didn't fit a "cookie-cutter mold."

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