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Poll Shows Virginia Senate Race In Dead Heat

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Former Gov. Tim Kaine speaks at A DNC event September. Kaine is running for U.S. Senate in Virginia.
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Former Gov. Tim Kaine speaks at A DNC event September. Kaine is running for U.S. Senate in Virginia.

The university, which released the poll Thursday, surveyed 1,434 registered voters. The results show former Republican Gov. George Allen at 42 percent and former Democratic Gov. Tim Kaine at 43 percent.

"That's a statistical tie. Well within the margin of error," says Peter Brown, assistant director of the institute.

The margin of error for the survey was plus or minus 2.6 percent. Brown adds that 15 percent are undecided.

"That's a lot of undecided, given that both of the candidates have been governor before," he says.

Brown says the Democrats would probably have a hard time keeping control of the Senate if they lose Virginia.

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Peruvians Love Their Chicha Street Art. The Government ... Not So Much

Walk down a street in Peru and you'll likely see an example of the glow-in-the-dark posters and murals. Lots of people love them. But the upper crust — and the government — aren't impressed.
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Tea-Infused Sweets: Chocolate + Jasmine Tea Is A Match Made In Heaven

Smoky and floral brews can provide a kick of flavor to desserts, especially when blended with chocolate. Pastry chef Naomi Gallego shows us a few tricks for surprising the palate with tea.
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Texas Textbooks And Teaching The Civil War And America's History Of Racial Segregation

This fall five million public school students in Texas will use textbooks that critics say misrepresent the Civil War and the nation's history of racial segregation. The battle over how the Civil War is taught in public schools.

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UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski

The president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, chats about the future of higher education — and what he's doing to steer African-American students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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