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Hearing In Virginia Tech Wrongful Death Case Set For Feb.

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Three Virginia Supreme Court justices will hear appeals next month in a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings, according to the Roanoke Times.

The hearing is set for Feb. 12 in Richmond. The three justices will determine whether the full court will consider the case. The lawsuit was filed by two families who say their daughters could have survived if the university alerted the campus earlier. The state was the only defendant taken to court.

A judge upheld a jury's negligence finding against the state in June 2012. But the damages were sharply reduced. Both the state and the plaintiffs have filed appeals. A total of 33 people died during the shooting rampage, including the gunman, who killed himself.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 29, 2015

You can hear classical Indian music or learn about the Arab influences of a traditional Spanish dance form. 

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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Twitter Faces Challenges As It tries To Balance Profitability, Popularity

The social network Twitter is popular with users, but that's not enough. It also needs to be profitable, and by its 140-character nature that's a challenge.

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