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Election 2013: A Virginia GOP Shake-up

The Commonwealth of Virginia is one of two states to hold off-year elections for governor in 2013. Today, Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling suspended his campaign for his party's nomination, apparently clearing the path for Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II. We examine how the race is shaping up, and why some are concerned with how the nomination process is shaping the direction of the Virginia GOP.

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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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Oyster Archaeology: Ancient Trash Holds Clues To Sustainable Harvesting

Modern-day oyster populations in the Chesapeake are dwindling, but a multi-millennia archaeological survey shows that wasn't always the case. Native Americans harvested the shellfish sustainably.

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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Writing Data Onto Single Atoms, Scientists Store The Longest Text Yet

With atomic memory technology, little patterns of atoms can be arranged to represent English characters, fitting the content of more than a billion books onto the surface of a stamp.

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