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Urban Strategies as the GOP Looks Ahead

After its 2012 election defeat, the Republican party is engaging in some serious soul-searching. We explore what may come next for the party.

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'Black Gold Boom' Brings New Life To North Dakota

An oil boom is transforming life in the western part of the Peace Garden State. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Todd Melby of the interactive radio project "Black Gold Boom," and with Anita Hayden, a young oil field worker in North Dakota.
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Virginia Beach Tries To Lure NBA Team With Multimillion-Dollar Arena

The mayor of Virginia Beach says today is the deadline for an agreement on proposed $300 million sports arena for the seaside town.

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Virginia Lawmakers Make Efforts To Protect Defense Budget

Despite last week's dodge from the fiscal cliff, Virginia lawmakers are still making efforts to keep billions of dollars in spending cuts from hitting the region's defense industry.

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Tax Breaks Extended For Special Interest

Hedge fund and private equity managers came out of the "fiscal cliff" agreement with a better tax setup than many affluent taxpayers. It largely keeps in place a practice that allows them to have their earnings taxed at a capital gains rate rather than at a higher rate for ordinary income.
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iPads, China: Twin Threats To Wisconsin's Paper Industry

The paper industry once employed thousands of people across the state. Now, mills are closing. John Schmid of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on the state of the industry in Wisconsin as well as in China. He explains how the state is losing a publishing-grade paper mill each year.
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Montgomery County Holds Public Forum On Budget

The first public forum will be held for residents of Montgomery County later this week, to weigh in on the upcoming county budget.

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Virginia Government Websites Receive Failing Grades

Nearly one in five Virginia local governments received failing grades in user-friendly websites.

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Delaney Calls For Grand Bargain Deal To Address Budget Crisis

New lawmakers in the region are calling for a grand bargain to deal with the nation's budget problems.

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London Real Estate, A Magnet For Mega-Rich From Around The Globe

In most of Britain, property prices are slumping amid a weak economy. But mega-rich foreigners see London's upscale neighborhoods as a safe place to invest, and they are snapping up properties and pushing up prices even though many don't plan to use these homes as a primary residence.

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