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Virginia Primary Bill Passes State Senate

Measure would halve signatures required for presidential candidates 

The Virginia Senate has approved a bill that would make it easier for presidential candidates to get on the state's primary ballot, according to the Associated Press. 

The legislation would cut in half the number of signatures that presidential candidates in Virginia would have to submit to qualify for a state primary. Instead of collecting 10,000 signatures, each candidate would only need 5,000.

The bill comes after several Republican candidates failed to qualify for last year's GOP primary, including Texas Governor Rick Perry and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The bill now heads to the House of Delegates.

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D.C.'s 17-Year-Old Charitable Trust Bankrupts

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