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October 23, 2012

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CLINTON — Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

1. AMID CLASH, CANDIDATES FIND COMMON GROUND

In final debate, Obama and Romney both stress support for Israel, and both oppose sending U.S. forces to topple Assad.

2. YOU SURE ABOUT THAT?

The AP's Calvin Woodward examines Obama and Romney's claims, separating fact from fiction.

3. HOW THE SPA SHOOTING SUSPECT GOT HIS GUN — DESPITE PRIOR VIOLENCE

Police say Radcliffe Haughton didn't have to wait for a background check, because he bought his weapon from a private individual.

4. WHAT APPLE HASN'T TOLD US ABOUT ITS NEW MINI IPAD

With the public getting its first look at the device Tuesday, many details are already known — except what it will cost.

5. ACCUSED USS COLE BOMBER SEEKS TO HALT GUANTANAMO TRIAL

Lawyers for Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri say that since the U.S. wasn't at war at the time of the bombing in Yemen, the 47-year-old shouldn't be tried at the U.S. base.

6. LANCE ARMSTRONG: HEROICS THAT NEVER HAPPENED

The Texan is no longer a seven-time Tour de France winner. His name has been erased from the record books.

7. WHY GREEN BUILDINGS ARE ON THE RISE IN PERSIAN GULF STATES

Oil-rich countries are realizing their fossil fuel supplies will someday run out and they should chart a more sustainable path.

8. SYRIAN REGIME AND REBELS CONSTANTLY ADAPT THEIR ARSENALS

As the civil war heats up, the opposition is getting more advanced gear while government troops resort to low-tech weapons for urban warfare.

9. AN AWARD TO GET ELLEN DEGENERES DANCING

She receives the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, joining the ranks of Bill Cosby and Tina Fey.

10. GIANTS RETURN TO WORLD SERIES AFTER COMBACK AGAINST CARDINALS

San Francisco won its record-tying sixth elimination game of the postseason, beating St. Louis 9-0 in Game 7 of the NLCS.

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  • Why do wolves howl?

    Of all the myths that dog the wolf, none is more widely accepted than the idea that wolves howl at the moon. Images of wolves with their heads upturned, singing at the night sky, are as unquestioned as a goldfish's three-second memory or a dog's color-blindness (both also myths).

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  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

    U.S. Circuit Judge Jerome Holmes is seen as the swing vote on the three-judge panel that heard the Oklahoma appeal and a similar case from Utah last week.

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  • Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard

    The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.

    The problem is that decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is only right about half the time — a reality that has prompted a small vanguard of police chiefs, courts and lawmakers to toughen laws governing the handling of eyewitnesses and their accounts of crimes.

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    The man accused of carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker near the Boston Marathon finish line on the anniversary of the bombings was arraigned Wednesday. He's being held on $100,000 bail.

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