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What's News Today, Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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The Supreme Court will plunge into the issue of money in politics today when the justices hear arguments in the case of McCutcheon versus the Federal Election Commission. Republicans are challenging the limits on the amount of money any person can contribute in total to all federal political candidates or party committees put together.

Malala Yousafzai's book is out today. "I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban" chronicles her attack and survival after she campaigned for girls' rights to education in Pakistan.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli will take part in a Roanoke Education Roundtable at Huffman & Nixon in at noon today. He'll discuss his K-12 education plan and the challenges facing Virginia's education system.

More than 250 Virginia high school students and teachers will attend a STEM education conference at Virginia Military Institute today and tomorrow. "Science with the Future in Mind" is the second in a series of three VMI STEM conferences.

Virginia Western Community College is offering Occupational Safety and Health Association training today through Friday from 8 to 4. The focus will be on the Construction Industry.

Small businesses can get lessons on expanding through exporting today. The Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center is offering an all day session from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce.

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