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Gingrich And Perry Fail To Qualify For Virginia Primary

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Gov. Rick Perry have failed to qualify for Virginia's March 6 Republican primary, reports the Associated Press.

Gingrich and Perry fell short of the 10,000 signatures of registered voters required for a candidate's name to be on the ballot, according the Republican Party of Virginia.

Volunteers spent Friday validating petitions that Gingrich, Perry, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Rep. Ron Paul submitted to the State Board of Elections. Romney and Paul did qualify and will be on the ballot.

Virginia is one of the "Super Tuesday" primaries, and failure to compete would be a major setback for Gingrich and Perry. According to AP, Gingrich has tried to use his recent upsurge in popularity to make up for his late start. A Quinnipiac poll of Virginia Republicans released earlier this week suggested that Gingrich had a slight lead over Romney.

According to AP. it was unclear if Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum or former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman submitted petitions to the state board.

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Is It All Greek To You? Thank Medieval Monks, And The Bard, For The Phrase

Ben Zimmer, language columnist at The Wall Street Journal, explains the origin of the phrase "it's all Greek to me" — and shares a few variants from other languages.
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Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
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Cutting Local Taxes in The District

The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.

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Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

A user revolt briefly shut down the social site last week after a key employee was dismissed. Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the company has "apologized for not communicating better" with site moderators.

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