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"Investment Immigration" And Virginia Politics

Businesses across the country are taking advantage of a controversial visa program that offers foreigners a speedier path to the residency in the United States if they invest in business ventures. The EB-5 program is now part of Virginia's gubernatorial race -- the Democratic candidate is linked to a car company that made use of those visas to solicit foreign investment. We explore how the program works and why it's become a flash point in Virginia's politics.

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D.C. Nonprofit Commemorates 100th Anniversary Of 'Flanders Fields'

A local non-profit is marking the 100th anniversary of a famous war poem with an event and the launch of a new fund for veterans.

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McDonald's CEO Promises 'Modern, Progressive Burger Company'

"The reality is, our recent performance has been poor," McDonald's President and CEO Steve Easterbrook said in a video released Monday.
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Virginia Privacy Advocates See Win On Drones, Loss On License Plate Readers

Police in Virginia will have to get a warrant before using a drone in a criminal case, a victory for privacy advocates, but a measure to limit data collection from license plate readers was shot down.

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The Promise And Potential Pitfalls Of Apple's ResearchKit

Apple's new mobile software platform is designed to help collect data for medical research, but concerns have been raised about privacy and informed consent.

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