Local News
11:36 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Fighting Childhood Hunger in Virginia

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Terry McAuliffe is creating a new panel aimed at reducing childhood hunger while promoting proper nutrition and Virginia agriculture.

McAuliffe signed an executive order Thursday establishing the Commonwealth Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide.

He named his wife, Dorothy McAuliffe, as the new council's chairman.

The governor said the council will work to make sure that Virginia pursues every federal dollar currently available that promotes nutrition and healthy living.

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The Two-Way
11:23 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Republicans File Suit Against Obama Administration Over Health Law

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 11:34 am

House Republicans on Friday followed through on a threat to sue President Obama over actions he has taken concerning the Affordable Care Act.

The lawsuit was filed in a federal court against the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Treasury.

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Politics
10:54 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Speaker Boehner Says The House Will Act On Immigration

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The Two-Way
10:42 am
Fri November 21, 2014

London Mayor Boris Johnson Owes IRS Money, Won't Pay

London Mayor Boris Johnson is presumably not singing for his supper — or for the money the IRS says he owes.
Alastair Grant AP

London Mayor Boris Johnson owes the IRS money — and he's not going to pay it.

Johnson, who was born in the U.S. and lived here until he was 5 years old, holds dual U.S.-U.K. citizenship.

At issue, he told NPR member station WAMU's Diane Rehm Show in an interview, was capital gains on the sale of his first residence, a sum that is not taxable in Britain.

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Delmarva Today
10:23 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Delmarva Today 11/21/2014

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Today, we get some local reaction to President Obama's Executive Orders concerning immigration.  In the second half, we discuss a proposal to bring six chicken houses in Somerset County that has some residents' feathers ruffled.

Guests:

Salisbury University Political Science Professor Michael O'Loughlin

Matthew Peters, director of the Chesapeake Multicultural Research Center in Easton, Maryland

George Escobar, Direct

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World Cafe
10:21 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Bobby Charles On World Cafe

Bobby Charles.
Courtesy of the artist

As a teenager in Abbeville, La., Robert Charles Guidry — better known as Bobby Charles — wrote songs that would become classics for Bill Haley and Fats Domino: "See You Later, Alligator" and "Walking To New Orleans," respectively.

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Shots - Health News
10:16 am
Fri November 21, 2014

The 2 Things That Rarely Happen After a Medical Mistake

Patients who suffer injuries, infections or mistakes during medical care rarely get an acknowledgment or apology, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine report.

Their study was based on responses of 236 patients who completed ProPublica's Patient Harm Questionnaire during the one-year period ending in May 2013 and who agreed to share their data.

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World Cafe
10:07 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Sonny Landreth On World Cafe

Sonny Landreth.
Brittany Salerno WXPN

It's fitting that World Cafe ends its Sense Of Place visit to Lafayette, La., with a performance from Sonny Landreth. The inventive and unpredictable slide-guitar player is a longtime Lafayette resident and a perfect ambassador for the city's music. Landreth's first sideman gig was with zydeco king Clifton Chenier, and several of his songs — like "Congo Square" — have become Louisiana standards.

The Two-Way
10:02 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Holder Calls For Calm As Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Looms

Attorney General Eric Holder, pictured Sept. 4, says "durable relationships between police and their communities do not develop overnight."
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 10:38 am

Attorney General Eric Holder is urging law enforcement officers and protesters to keep the peace as a grand jury decision nears about whether to indict white police officer Darren Wilson for shooting dead an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo.

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The Two-Way
9:52 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Boehner: 'We Will Not Stand Idly By As President Undermines The Rule Of Law'

Speaker of the House John Boehner talks with reporters in his office in the U.S. Capitol on Friday.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

"We will not stand idly by as the president undermines the rule of law and places lives at risk."

That's what Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, had to say this morning about President Obama's unilateral action on immigration.

In a press conference at the Capitol, Boehner used harsh language to describe the executive actions intended to defer the deportation of up to 5 million immigrants.

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