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Why Eric Cantor Lost and Lindsey Graham Won

Why Eric Cantor Lost and Lindsey Graham Won No one saw House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s loss coming, least of all the Virginia Republican and his team. In fact, ahead of Tuesday night, most of the talk among the political chattering class was about whether South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham would be able to clear the 50 percent mark – enough to avoid a runoff -- in his GOP U.S. Senate primary. As it turned out, Graham easily topped 50 percent and it was Cantor who fell to a Tea Party newcomer in a shocking upset. Everyone – pundits, political consultants and journalists alike -- seems to have an opinion about why Cantor went down in flames while Graham cruised to victory. We decided to curate some of the prevailing theories about how two candidates – both Southern Republicans, both big names on Capitol Hill, both running in a primary on the same night – could meet two totally different fates....

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Obama Holds up Technical School as Model for US

Obama Holds up Technical School as Model for US In salute to seniors, Obama holds up technical high school as model for skills-based education...

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Politician From Bergdahl Hometown: Media, Go Away

Politician From Bergdahl Hometown: Media, Go Away Commissioner from Bergdahl's hometown tells media, outsiders to leave family and town alone...

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News Guide: What's Next for Teacher Tenure?

News Guide: What's Next for Teacher Tenure? News Guide: Following historic California court ruling, what's next for teacher tenure?...

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Clinton: Cantor Opponent 'Ran Against Immigrants'

Clinton: Cantor Opponent 'Ran Against Immigrants' Hillary Rodham Clinton says Cantor lost to candidate 'who basically ran against immigrants'...

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Should Girls in Slender Man Stabbing Be Tried as Adults?

Should Girls in Slender Man Stabbing Be Tried as Adults? How a 10-year-old brain differs from an adult brain and why it matters....

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500 Marijuana Plants Found in House Fire

500 Marijuana Plants Found in House Fire Carelessness and cannabis could have caused a two-alarm fire in Massachusetts that led to the discovery of more than 500 marijuana plants this morning....

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Venezuela Orders 3 Arrested for Alleged Plot

Venezuela Orders 3 Arrested for Alleged Plot Venezuela calls for arrestsof 3 government opponents for alleged plot against Maduro...

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Papers Give Details on Washington Bridge Collapse

Papers Give Details on Washington Bridge Collapse Documents on Washington bridge collapse show conflicting accounts on oversize load's clearance...

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What's in Your Beer? Fish Bladder and Antifreeze Ingredient?

What's in Your Beer? Fish Bladder and Antifreeze Ingredient? Americans drink about 21 gallons of beer annually, making it the third-most-popular drink in the United States, after soda and bottled water. Beer is still the most popular alcoholic beverage, a favorite among 36 percent of Americans....

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Brazilians Make Their Mark on Florida and Beyond

Brazilians Make Their Mark on Florida and Beyond As the World Cup approaches, a look at Brazilians making their mark in the US...

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IndyCar Hands Down Penalties From Texas Race

IndyCar Hands Down Penalties From Texas Race Bourdais, Fisher team, Honda all receive penalties from IndyCar for actions during Texas race...

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Cantor to Resign as Majority Leader July 31

Cantor to Resign as Majority Leader July 31 Cantor says he'll resign as House majority leader on July 31...

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Cantor Says He Will Step Down as House Majority Leader on July 31

Cantor Says He Will Step Down as House Majority Leader on July 31 Cantor says he will step down as House majority leader on July 31...

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Feds Cut Red Tape Between Brewers, Beer Drinkers

Feds Cut Red Tape Between Brewers, Beer Drinkers Feds exempt ingredients from beer recipe approval, cutting red tape between brewers, drinkers...

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US Opens Investigation of Air Bag Ruptures

US Opens Investigation of Air Bag Ruptures US opens investigation of air bag ruptures in 1.1M older-model vehicles from 5 automakers...

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Bergdahl Left Coast Guard After 26 Days

Bergdahl Left Coast Guard After 26 Days Bergdahl left Coast Guard after 26 days in basic training, 2 years before joining Army...

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What Should You Do If Confronted With a Gunman?

What Should You Do If Confronted With a Gunman? Fight or flight? Experts offer advice on what to do if confronted with an active gunman...

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UN Deplores and Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Iraq

UN Deplores and Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Iraq UN Security Council deplores and condemns terrorist attacks in Iraq, especially in Mosul...

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Palladium Reaches 13-Year High as Strike Continues

Palladium Reaches 13-Year High as Strike Continues Palladium prices hit highest price in 13 years as a strike in South Africa continues...

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