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Inspectors Find Asbestos In Virginia General Assembly Building

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A new report claims the aging Virginia General Assembly Building in Richmond is partially contaminated with asbestos and has multiple fire and safety code issues, according to the Associated Press.

The asbestos was found in one tower of the building. Other code violations were spread among two other buildings in the area. The findings were presented to the State Senate subcommittee on capital outlay earlier this month. Other structures on Capitol Square are also in need of renovation, including the Virginia Supreme Court Building and the Ninth Street Office Building, according to the study.

Department of General Services director Richard Silwoski plans to meet with his staff later today to begin identifying costs and options for repairing the problems, AP reports.

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Texas Bookseller Picks 3 Summer Reads

Julia Green of Front Street Books recommends Moonlight on Linoleum by Terry Helwig, City of Women by David R. Gillham and The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly.
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He Used To Live On The Streets Of Mumbai. Now, His Cafe Welcomes Everyone

Amin Sheikh's new cafe is a rarity in class-stratified India: It's open to people from all walks of life. Sheikh is a former street child, and so are many of his employees.
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For Many Black Voters, Trump's 'What Do You Have To Lose?' Plea Isn't Enough

Donald Trump promises to help bring jobs and security to black neighborhoods. But his poll numbers with African-Americans are in the low single digits, and many say his message is insulting.
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A Cyber-Psychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online

Dr. Mary Aiken, a pioneering cyber-psychologist, work inspired the CBS television series "CSI: Cyber". She explains how going online changes our behavior in small and dramatic ways, and what that means for how we think about our relationship with technology.

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