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Virginia Gubernatorial Race Is Close — Real Close — Finds New Poll

In Virginia, a new Quinnipiac University poll has Democrat Terry McAuliffe clinging to a slight lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli.

The latest poll has McAuliffe at 45 percent and Cuccinelli at 41 percent with Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis trailing at nine percent. The survey included 1,200 likely voters and has a margin of error of three percentage points — meaning McAuliffe's lead is only slightly larger than the margin of error.

If Sarvis were not in the race, according to the poll, the race would be too close to call.

Only four percent of likely voters say they are undecided, and only seven percent say say there's a "good chance" they will change their minds in the next six days.

The Democrat retains a solid lead among women voters, which many see has a potential key to victory. McAullife has 50 percent support among women while Cuccinelli has 37 percent.

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O'Keeffe Museum Acquires Rarely-Seen Work By The Famed Artist

An atmospheric image of barns in Lake George, N.Y., is joining the collection at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M. The painting reveals a lesser-known genre of the artist's work.
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We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.
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Power Plant Fight In Prince George's County

A predominantly African American community in rural Prince George's County recently filed a federal civil rights complaint in response to plans to build a third power plant in one town, and fifth in the region.

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Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

The New York Times says entrepreneur Peter Thiel confirms he has been bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury award to Hogan of $140 million over publication of a sex tape.

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