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November 5, 2012

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1. OHIO IS FOCUS OF CAMPAIGN IN FINAL LAP

At the end of a tight race, Obama and Romney narrow the field to the Buckeye state and a few others.

2. SENATE CONTROL COULD COME DOWN TO MAINE

Independent candidate Angus King refuses to say which party he would side with if he won the state's Senate seat.

3. NYC REGION BRACES FOR POST-SANDY COMMUTE

Gridlock, gas shortage and mass transit disruption threaten motorists and students returning to school after the superstorm.

4. HOW ISRAEL'S SECURITY HEADS HALTED IRAN ATTACK ALERT IN 2010

Television broadcast claims Netanyahu ordered the military to go on alert to prepare for Tehran attack only to be opposed by top officials.

5. WHAT THE CHINESE THINK OF US ELECTION

Some envy Americans as they draw parallels between U.S. vote and Beijing's imminent power transfer.

6. CHILD MAULED AT PITTSBURGH ZOO

The 2-year-old boy dies after falling about 11 feet into an exhibit and getting attacked by African painted dogs, zoo officials say.

7. US SOLDIER FACES HEARING IN AFGHANISTAN MASSACRE

Prosecutors will lay out their case in the killing of 16 Afghan civilians last March.

8. 'I DO?' OPPOSITION DOGS FRENCH GAY MARRIAGE PLANS

As President Hollande is set to unveil his 'marriage for everyone' draft law, support is wavering in this Catholic country.

9. WHY APPLE PAID 1.9 PERCENT TAX ON FOREIGN EARNINGS

The tech giant shifted profits to countries with low rates to minimize its bill in the latest fiscal year, a technique also used by other multinational corporations.

10. SANDY'S LATEST CASUALTY? NEW YORK BREWERIES

Surges of saltwater, power outages and distribution problems deal a blow to the state's thriving beer industry.

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  • Improved outlook for health law WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults. Nonetheless, Obama's announceme

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  • U.S. puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely. In a surprise announcement Friday as Was

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  • Chelsea Clinton [Duplicate] Title of new book:'Hard Choices' WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state while she consid

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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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  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

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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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  • VIDEO: Boston bomb scare defendant appears in court

    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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