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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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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the past few years, there has been a shift. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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