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Cuccinelli Voters Cite Affordable Care Act As Key Issue

Several voters cited their uneasiness about the Affordable Care Act as a factor in their vote for Cuccinelli.

Arlington resident Neal Louis said the possibility of being double taxed for Medicare and Medicaid by the state and federal governments was enough motivation to pull the lever for Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli.

"If ObamaCare continues through, all of the expenses are going to go on to the states and Cuccinelli is going to push back on that," Louis said. "That’s the story I hear."

Regina Barkur-Barzel escaped Russia in 1972 and fled to a new life in the United States. Today, she serves as a precinct captain. As a Ken Cuccinelli supporter, she thinks many voters will cast their ballot as a referendum on the Affordable Care Act.

"Cuccinelli was the first in the country to fight against healthcare reform and to protect what we have," Barkur-Barzel said. "He stands for a real democracy, which is important to me. For the Constitution, defending the Constitution, to defend our rights to choose our doctors and to choose our way of life."

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On Television, More Transgender Characters Come Into Focus

Now that it's more common to see gay characters on TV, is the medium turning to transgender people for fresh stories? NPR's Neda Ulaby looks at TV's crop of transgender and "gender fluid" characters.
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Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro's 'Dream' Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy

On the first leg of his Asian tour, the president stopped by the iconic sushi restaurant. David Gelb, who directed a documentary about the restaurant, says eating there is amazing and nerve-wracking.
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Environmentalists Turn To Campaign Finance Reform To Advance Cause

Frustrated by the lobbying power of oil and gas companies, environmenalists are joining the call for campaign finance reform in Washington.

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FCC Set To Change Net Neutrality Rules

On Thursday, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules for how broadband providers should treat the Internet traffic flowing through their networks.

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