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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.


'Washington Post' Reporter Explores How Pop Culture Influences Views Of Police

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter Alyssa Rosenberg, who has written a series for the paper about how Hollywood and pop culture has influenced the way the public perceives police.

In 'Appetites,' Bourdain Pleases The Toughest Food Critic (His 9-Year-Old)

Anthony Bourdain's new cookbook features comfort food he cooks for his young daughter. "She's who I need to please, and if she's not happy, I'm not happy," he says.
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The Politics Hour - October 28, 2016

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton joins us as the new series "Good Girls Revolt" based on her early civil rights work debuts.


Do Parents Invade Children's Privacy When They Post Photos Online?

The kids look so darned cute in that photo, it's hard not to post it online for all too see. But there are privacy risks to sharing children's images, and children often don't want the exposure.

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