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A Quarter of US States Hold Keys to Presidential Outcome A Quarter of US States Hold Keys to Presidential Outcome
The U.S. has 50 states, but its national presidential election is likely to be decided in about a quarter of them.They are often called battleground states, where surveys show that voters are closely split in deciding whether to give the Democratic incumbent, President Barack Obama, a second four-year term in the White House, or come January, make his Republican challenger, one-time venture capitalist Mitt Romney, the American leader. They are the states that sometimes swing from election to election in...
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155 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 9/26/2012 8:35:16 AM

Tigers Beat Royals On Peralta's Groundout In 8th Tigers Beat Royals On Peralta's Groundout In 8th
DETROIT September 27, 2012, 12:03 am ET DETROIT (AP) — Most of the 32,360 fans at Comerica Park groaned when Jhonny Peralta hit a tailor-made double-play grounder that looked set to end the eighth inning. Andy Dirks made them cheer. Jhonny Peralta's grounder brought home the go-ahead run because Dirks' hard slide broke up a potential inning-ending double play in the eighth and the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 Wednesday night. "I was just trying to break up the double play and try...
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155 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 9/26/2012 9:03:23 PM

White House Defends Stance on Libya Attack White House Defends Stance on Libya Attack
— The White House is defending its response to the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Obama administration officials acknowledged that their account of the incident changed as new information became available.White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday the administration’s description of last month’s assault has shifted because of updated information.“We have been clear all along that this was an ongoing investigation, that as more facts became available we would make you...
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155 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 10/10/2012 4:53:19 PM

HRW Report Details Gaza Prison Abuse, Torture HRW Report Details Gaza Prison Abuse, Torture
— The criminal justice system in the Gaza Strip is riddled with problems including arbitrary arrests, torture and unfair trials, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch. It says Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group that controls Gaza, has allowed a culture of impunity to spread. Hamas slammed the report as being "politically motivated."Human Rights Watch carried out interviews with alleged victims and their families, along with lawyers and judges, and reviewed case files and court judgments. It...
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U.K.'s Simmering Class Tensions Roil Over 'Plebe' Flap U.K.'s Simmering Class Tensions Roil Over 'Plebe' Flap
Audio for this story from Weekend Edition Sunday will be available at approx. 12:00 p.m. ET September 30, 2012 Enlarge Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Europe British Cabinet Minister Andrew Mitchell has been accused of denigrating a police officer during an altercation over his bicycle. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Europe British Cabinet Minister Andrew Mitchell has been accused of denigrating a police officer during an altercation over his bicycle. A political scandal in the United Kingdom involving a...
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155 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 9/29/2012 12:28:00 PM

Pee-peegate: 3-Year-Old's Whiz Leads To $2,500 'Public Urination' Ticket Pee-peegate: 3-Year-Old's Whiz Leads To $2,500 'Public Urination' Ticket
Enlarge image Dillan Warden, the little guy who had to go. KCTV Dillan Warden, the little guy who had to go. KCTV While we were busy paying attention to storms and presidential politics earlier this week, we missed a story from Oklahoma that may just (insert four-letter euphemism for urine here) you off. It seems that when 3-year-old Dillan Warden of Piedmont, Okla., (no joke!) had to "go" on Sunday he did what many little guys will do: He "dropped his pants in the front yard of the family home"...
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Voiceover Artist Don LaFontaine Plays Not My Job Voiceover Artist Don LaFontaine Plays Not My Job
Audio for this story from Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! will be available at approx. 1:00 p.m. ET October 13, 2012 The voice of movie trailers, Don LaFontaine, joins us to play a game called "You're the king of Las Vegas": Three questions about impresario Steve Wynn's casino resort. ...
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155 Hits, 5 Comments, Added On 10/13/2012 9:00:00 AM

Voters in Lithuania Are Choosing a New Parliament Voters in Lithuania Are Choosing a New Parliament
Voters are also deciding a non-binding referendum on the country's nuclear future.Political observers expect Lithuanians will vote out the conservative government, which has been burdened by high unemployment and unpopular austerity measures.In the capital, Vilnius, campaign workers have been drumming up support for their candidates for a 4-year term in the 141-member parliament. Pedestrians walk past an electoral posters of candidate for the 2012 Lithuanian Parliamentary elections, Neringa Venckiene in...
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Israeli Cabinet Approves January 22 Early Election Israeli Cabinet Approves January 22 Early Election
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, convenes the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem (file) x Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, convenes the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem (file) VOA News October 14, 2012 Israel's Cabinet has agreed to hold a national election January 22, speeding up a vote that polls say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is likely to win. Israeli ministers approved the early election date in Sunday's weekly Cabinet meeting. ...
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Two More Tibetans Set Themselves On Fire Two More Tibetans Set Themselves On Fire
Tibetans in exile say two more of their compatriots have died after setting themselves on fire in protest of China's policies in their region.VOA's Tibetan Service learned that 31-year-old Tsering Namgyal, a father of two, died Thursday in the town of Luchu in the northeastern part of Tibet, after self-immolating in front of a government office.In the same region, 21-year-old Bendey Khar died of severe burns after setting himself on fire Wednesday.  Witnesses are quoted as saying he called for the...
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