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Goode's Position On Virginia Presidential Ballot Confirmed

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Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says conservative former U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode can stay on the state's presidential ballot from the Constitution Party.

The State Board of Elections asked for the review after the state GOP alleged irregularities in Goode's qualifying petitions.

Cuccinelli said Goode had enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot.

Goode has been a Democrat, an independent and most recently a Republican during a 36-year career that spanned 12 years in Congress and 24 in the Virginia Senate. He lost his U.S. House seat in 2008 to one-term Democrat Tom Perriello.

Goode's inclusion on the ballot threatens to drain some votes from Republican Mitt Romney in Virginia, a crucial swing state.

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Major Bambi: Meet The Marine Who Was Disney's Famous Fawn

A gritty Marine, Donnie Dunagan fought in the Vietnam War and earned decorations for his service. But all his life, there was one thing this commander could never escape: He was the voice of Bambi.
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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
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The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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In Michigan, A Testing Ground For A Future Of Driverless Cars

Automakers and researchers are using a 32-acre fake city at the University of Michigan to simulate a real-world environment for autonomous vehicles. How will such cars affect urban planning?

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