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Analysis: Polls Show Shutdown May Affect Virginia Governor's Race

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As we head into the final stretch of Virginia's governor's race, a new poll out this morning from Quinnipiac University suggests that recent gridlock in Congress and the partial government shutdown won't have a major affect on voters at the ballot box.

The survey finds Democrat Terry McAuliffe leads Republican Ken Cuccinelli 46 percent to 36 percent, while 10 percent favor Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis. That's with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. The numbers almost the same as a poll two weeks ago, also from Quinnipiac.

Josh Kraushaar, editor-in-chief of National Journal's Hotline, joined WAMU Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey to discuss the poll and more.

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Check Out These Musicians Who Literally Play With Their Food

It turns out beans aren't the only musical fruit. The London Vegetable Orchestra is one of many musical acts that use all sorts of fruit and veg to produce sweet (and savory) sounds.
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Check Out These Musicians Who Literally Play With Their Food

It turns out beans aren't the only musical fruit. The London Vegetable Orchestra is one of many musical acts that use all sorts of fruit and veg to produce sweet (and savory) sounds.
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The Politics Hour - May 27, 2016

Congress votes to override DC's 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And DC, Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.

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Hokule'a, The Hawaiian Canoe Traveling The World By A Map Of The Stars

A voyaging canoe built to revive the centuries-old tradition of Hawaiian exploration is circumnavigating the globe. Its crew has already traveled 26,000 miles navigating with the sun, star and waves.

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