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Beware Election-Year 'Scam PACS'

The Center for Responsive Politics says that 942 superPACs have raised more than $403 million during this election season. A beguiling pitch aimed at people eager to contribute to a political campaign can also have some of the makings of a classic con.
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A Big Texan Reflects On 'Big Tex'

An early morning fire all but destroyed the iconic "Big Tex" statue at the Texas State Fair on Friday. The news reached all the way in Nairobi, Kenya, where John Burnett is currently based.
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Kickers Are Taking The Kick Out Of Football

So far this year, NFL field goal kickers have made 88 percent of their attempts. They've even made two-thirds of their tries from more than 50 yards. When kickers are that good it hurts the game, says commentator Frank Deford.
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Week In Politics: Vice Presidential Debate

Robert Siegel talks to regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the vice presidential debate.
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It's Good To Root, Root, Root For The Home Team

In the world of sports — even if you move often — commentator Frank Deford says your loyalty should always be to your hometown team.
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Week In Politics: Presidential Debate, Jobs Report

Melissa Block talks to regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the week's presidential debate and the new jobs report.

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