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Gov. Bob McDonnell To Succeed Perry As Head Republican Governors Association

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Gov. Bob McDonnell will replace Rick Perry as head of the Republican Governors Association.
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Gov. Bob McDonnell will replace Rick Perry as head of the Republican Governors Association.

With Texas Gov. Rick Perry now in the Republican presidential field, Virginia's Gov. Bob McDonnell takes over for Perry as head of the Republican Governors Association.

The RGA made the announcement this morning, two days after Perry formally announced his candidacy. McDonnell had been the RGA's vice chairman. ?? The governor's new post puts more demand on his time for travel across the country, supporting GOP gubernatorial candidates. It also elevates the governor's profile as a possible vice presidential running mate.

Politico reports McDonnell said in an interview he would be "very interested" in joining a Republican ticket though he added that he has the best job in America.

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Bonjour, Barbie! An American Icon Packs Her Heels And Heads To France

Some 700 Barbie dolls are visiting Paris this summer. They span almost six decades of pretty, plastic history, including Malibu Barbie, astronaut Barbie, and, of course, Royal Canadian Mountie Barbie.
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He Used To Live On The Streets Of Mumbai. Now, His Cafe Welcomes Everyone

Amin Sheikh's new cafe is a rarity in class-stratified India: It's open to people from all walks of life. Sheikh is a former street child, and so are many of his employees.
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Donald Trump's Real Problem Is With White People

The Trump campaign is doing a lot of outreach to black and Latino communities, but he is underperforming most with the group he is supposed to appeal to most — whites.
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A Cyber-Psychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online

Dr. Mary Aiken, a pioneering cyber-psychologist, work inspired the CBS television series "CSI: Cyber". She explains how going online changes our behavior in small and dramatic ways, and what that means for how we think about our relationship with technology.

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