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Comstock Wins GOP Nod To Replace Wolf, In 'Firehouse' Virginia Primary

Republicans have nominated Barbara Comstock to succeed longtime congressman Frank Wolf in Virginia's 10th Congressional District, turning away a slate of contenders who said they'd be a more conservative choice.

Comstock, a former Wolf staffer who represents McLean in the House of Delegates, had been the front-runner since announcing her candidacy. She had support from most of the GOP establishment.

But she had to face a field of five challengers, including Delegate Bob Marshall, who also has a strong following among conservatives.

Unofficial results from the party gave Comstock 54 percent of the vote.

The party held a so-called "firehouse primary'' with polling sites scattered Saturday throughout the district, which stretches from McLean to Winchester.

In November, Comstock faces Democrat John Foust in a race expected to draw national attention.

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Out Of Juvenile Corrections, Poems Of Fury, Loss — And Lingering Beauty

Over 1,000 students submitted their work for Words Unlocked, a poetry contest for juveniles in corrections. Two young poets split the top prize — and they've shared their poems with NPR.
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Farmers Wait, And Wait, For Guest Workers Amid H-2A Visa Delays

For the third year in a row, the H-2A visa program is running behind. That's left farmers waiting for planters and pickers even as the harvest season is well underway.
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Be Like Bernie: Sanders Looks To Spread His Political Wealth

He's beginning to expand his political network by helping upstart progressive congressional candidates and state legislators, lending his fundraising prowess and national fame to boost their bids.
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After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, She Channeled Her Ups And Downs Into Texts

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Natalie Sun about her project, textingwithcancer.com. The website won a Webby award, and documents her pessimism and optimism while undergoing chemotherapy.

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