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A New Voter ID Law In Virginia

Virginia is the latest in a string of states to impose or tighten voter ID requirements in advance of this year's presidential election. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed a law on Friday that supporters say will make it "easy to vote, tough to cheat." Virginians must now show an ID before their vote will be counted. Supporters say the measure is needed to halt voter fraud, but opponents say the real intention is to suppress the minority vote.

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Michael Herr, Whose Vietnam War Reporting Became Iconic, Dies At 76

Herr's book Dispatches redefined the genre of war reporting. "I was there to watch," he wrote. "I went to cover the war and the war covered me; an old story, unless of course you've never heard it."
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Can Arnold Schwarzenegger Persuade China To Eat Less Meat?

Like the U.S., China is battling obesity and climate change. So it's urging citizens to eat less meat — and spreading the word with public service ads featuring Hollywood stars.
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U.K.'s 'History-Changing' EU Vote Reflects Deep Distrust, Concern

After more than 40 years in the political and economic bloc, Britain voted to withdraw from the EU. English novelist Robert Harris and the BBC's Jonny Dymond talk to Rachel Martin and David Greene.
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Shock, Rage And Gallows Humor: A Brexit Backlash On Social Media

Young voters had overwhelmingly voted to remain in the European Union. Now there's a flood of anger from those who accuse older generations of choosing a future they don't want.

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