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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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Jhumpa Lahiri Finds Freedom In Italian Memoir: 'No One Expected Me To Do It'

The Interpreter of Maladies author is a successful, Pulitzer Prize-winning English-language writer. But she found writing in Italian gave her true freedom; "Language is a very messy thing," she says.
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Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.
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WATCH: Republicans — Then And Now — Talking About Drug Addiction

In New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidates are using compassionate language when it comes to drug abuse. It's a marked change for a party that has advocated tough stances on the issue.
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A Skeptical Review Of CBS' Super Bowl Online Streaming Success

For the first time, CBS put the full Super Bowl, with ads, online and claimed record viewership. But StreamingMedia.com's Dan Rayburn says the decision to stream is getting too much hype.

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