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Virginia 2013: Statewide Races With National Implications

Virginia's off-year races are commonly seen as a barometer of the national electorate's mood. With two polarizing candidates at the top of the Democratic and Republican tickets, commonwealth voters have already been subject to a barrage of attack ads and mudslinging. Now the federal government shutdown is adding a new element of unpredictability to the races. We get the latest from the Old Dominion ahead of the election.

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A Photographer Gets Old — Over And Over — In 'The Many Sad Fates'

Photographer Phillip Toledano lost both his parents, an aunt and an uncle and began to wonder — what other dark turns did life have in store? He explores the possibilities in a new short film.
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This Historian Wants You To Know The Real Story Of Southern Food

Michael Twitty wants credit given to the enslaved African-Americans who were part of Southern cuisine's creation. So he goes to places like Monticello to cook meals slaves would have eaten.
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Barbershop: Trump's Comments And Latinos

Linda Chavez of the Center for Equal Opportunity, Denise Galvez of Latinas for Trump and columnist Gustavo Arellano discuss Donald Trump's week of comments about a former Miss Universe.
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We May Die, But Our Tweets Can Live Forever

A new exhibit explores what people leave behind online after they die. BuzzFeed senior writer Doree Shafrir discusses what it was like to attend her own "digital funeral."

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