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Analysis: Republicans Hope To Unseat Sen. Warner With Focus On Policy

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As Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) prepares for his re-election bid this year, he enjoys some high favorability ratings among Virginia voters. A January poll from Christopher Newport University reported that 63 percent of Virginia voters approved of his work as a Senator, with a margin of error of +/- 3 percent.

But, according to National Journal Hotline’s chief political correspondent Alex Roarty, Republicans still hope their expected candidate — former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie — can beat him, by focusing on policy rather than personality. He talks with WAMU host Matt McCleskey about the Republicans' campaign strategy in Virginia and around the country.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 3, 2015

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Farms, Coasts And Air Conditioning: What Climate Change Means For Virginia

Climate change presents obstacles for just about everywhere in the United States — but rising temperatures are expected to be felt keenly in a number of Virginia's important economic areas.

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Obama To Detail Tougher Plan To Fight Climate Change

President Obama will unveil climate change regulations Monday, expected to set tougher limits on coal than previously proposed. NPR's Scott Horsley previews the announcement with host Rachel Martin.
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Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

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