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McAuliffe Makes Two More Appointments To Cabinet, Including McDonnell Holdover

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In Virginia, Democratic Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe is reappointing the state secretary of agriculture and forestry. He is also appointing a new a new natural resources chief.

McAuliffe says Todd Haymore is staying on as agriculture secretary. He's the third holdover from Republican Governor Bob McDonnell's Cabinet. Haymore previously served as commissioner of the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services during Democrat Tim Kaine's administration.

McAuliffe is also naming former Hampton Mayor Molly Joseph Ward secretary of natural resources. She stepped down as mayor last September to take a job at the White House.

The governor-elect has three more Cabinet positions to fill before his inauguration January 11.

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Rita Dove: "Collected Poems: 1974 - 2004"

Rita Dove's poetry career has spanned more than forty years. During that time she won a Pulitzer Prize and became the first African-American poet laureate of the United States. Now she's released a new edition of collected works. Rita Dove on a life lived in verse.

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The FDA issued a massive recall of frozen fruits and vegetables this week. Here's what you need to know about the nasty bug that's causing all the problems.
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Back From The Breach: Moving The Federal Workforce Forward

A year after a massive cyber breach compromised the databases of the Office of Personnel Management, Kojo talks with OPM Acting Director Beth Cobert about her agency and key issues facing the federal workforce.

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Why Medical Error Is The Third Leading Cause Of Death In The U.S.

New research shows medical error is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., killing more than 250,000 people a year. Why there are so many mistakes, and what can be done to improve patient safety.

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