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Does Voting Early Prompt Hasty Choices? Does Voting Early Prompt Hasty Choices?
Nov. 6 is 32 days away, but for millions of Americans, there is no longer an Election Day. Thirty-two states and the District of Columbia now have early voting, which is under way even now in eight states. Hundreds of thousands of votes have already been cast, most before this week's presidential debates or Friday's jobs report, and all ahead of the three future debates and any unforeseen October event that might test the mettle of a candidate. Both major parties now encourage their supporters to...
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304 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 10/6/2012 5:03:00 AM

U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Intercede In Texas Execution U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Intercede In Texas Execution
The U.S. Supreme Court will not halt the execution of Texas death row inmate Cleve Foster, as it did three times in 2011. Foster, 48, has maintained he is innocent in the 2002 shooting death of Nyaneur Pal, 30. "I didn't do it," Foster told the AP recently from death row. "And if it means I'm going to the gurney and the taking of my life, so be it." A former recruiter for the U.S. Army, Foster was charged in Pal's death along with his friend, Sheldon Ward. Pal's body was found in a ditch; DNA evidence...
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304 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 9/25/2012 3:13:00 PM

Is CrossFit Training Good For Kids? Is CrossFit Training Good For Kids?
Hide caption Six-year-old Rose MacDormett, front, lifts a ten-pound bar as part of a CrossFit class geared for children at Cross Training Done Right in Rockville, Md. Some doctors are concerned that this latest fitness trend, which combines movements like jumping, climbing rope, and weight lifting into one workout, may have some dangers for children. Karen Castillo Farfá/NPR Hide caption Evan Ciangiulli, 4, completes a warm up that teaches him the right way to lift weights. Some doctors say...
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304 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 9/24/2012 12:18:00 AM

California Dock Strike Widens, Slows Imports From Asia California Dock Strike Widens, Slows Imports From Asia
Enlarge image Union workers strike at the Port of Los Angeles on Nov. 28, 2012. Nick Ut/AP Union workers strike at the Port of Los Angeles on Nov. 28, 2012. Nick Ut/AP A group of unionized clerical workers has effectively shut down much of the operations at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The clerical workers, members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, walked off the job on Wednesday, saying they feared Port officials were outsourcing their jobs. Their clout grew...
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304 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 11/30/2012 8:33:00 AM

3 Dead, Including Gunman, In Ore. Mall Shooting 3 Dead, Including Gunman, In Ore. Mall Shooting
Police say the man who opened fire in a suburban Portland shopping mall apparently killed himself after fatally shooting two people and wounding a third. Clackamas County sheriff's Lt. James Rhodes says law enforcement who flooded the Clackamas Town Center in response to the afternoon shooting didn't fire any shots. Witnesses described a scene of chaos and disbelief as a gunman wearing some sort of camouflage outfit and a white mask shot an initial burst of fire and then more rounds near the mall's...
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304 Hits, 7 Comments, Added On 12/11/2012 7:54:00 PM

Holiday Music Stops At Irving Berlin's NY Door Holiday Music Stops At Irving Berlin's NY Door
NEW YORK (AP) — A caroling group that for 35 years has performed the Irving Berlin classic "White Christmas" on Christmas Eve outside the New York City home where he lived has cancelled the tradition. A group spokesman says the plans were abruptly cancelled last week for lack of space at the Manhattan home, which now serves as the Luxembourg consulate. The tradition started in the late 1970s with one cabaret singer outside the home. In 1983, Berlin invited the singers inside for cocoa and...
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304 Hits, 2 Comments, Added On 12/24/2012 5:05:54 PM

China's Young In Crisis Of Declining Fitness China's Young In Crisis Of Declining Fitness
BEIJING (AP) — Despite its formidable performance in recent Olympic Games, China has found itself in a crisis of declining fitness among its youngsters. The government has urged schools to beef up their physical education following a recent outcry touched off when two college students collapsed and died during mandatory annual running exams. Obesity rates among Chinese students have been climbing. Experts attribute deteriorating fitness scores to the cruelly competitive environment for college...
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Ghana's Mahama Sworn in for New Term Ghana's Mahama Sworn in for New Term
Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama has been sworn in for a new term after narrowly winning an election last month.The main opposition New Patriotic Party boycotted the ceremony Monday in the capital, Accra.  They dispute the results of the vote and have challenged the election in the country's Supreme Court. Former New Patriotic Party presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, campaign headquarters, Accra, Ghana, Dec. 6, 2012. x Former New Patriotic Party presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo,...
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Romanians, Bulgarians Answer UK Immigration Fears Romanians, Bulgarians Answer UK Immigration Fears
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The scaremongering is all over British tabloids: Romanians and Bulgarians (Pickpockets! Scam artists! Scroungers!) flooding into the UK by the thousands once work restrictions are lifted next year. Tired of the stereotypes, some are striking back. One Romanian newspaper is running ads questioning why anyone in their right mind would head for an island with bad weather and worse food, when they could stay in a country where "half the women look like Kate, the other half like...
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Naomi Campbell Wins Libel Case Over Elephant Polo Naomi Campbell Wins Libel Case Over Elephant Polo
LONDON (AP) — Model Naomi Campbell accepted libel damages Thursday from a British newspaper over a story that falsely claimed she was planning an elephant polo match in India for her partner's birthday. The November article in the Daily Telegraph said Campbell was going to organize the tournament in Jodhpur for partner Vladimir Doronin's 50th birthday. The article included criticisms from animal-welfare activists. Campbell's lawyer Gideon Benaim told a judge at London's High Court that the story was...
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