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An Undecided Florida Voter Faces Emotional Decision

Four years ago, Wanda Kos voted for Barack Obama. Now, she says, she's on the fence. And her decision has taken on an added layer since 2008: Her son just joined the Army, so she'll be casting a ballot for his commander in chief.
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Maryland Tourism Increased In 2011

Maryland tourism increased by 7 percent in 2011, something Gov. Martin O'Malley says helped employ 130,000 people in the state's tourism-related industries.


What The Future Holds For Cuba's Economy

In Cuba, President Raul Castro has plans to reform the economy, but many challenges lie ahead before the country can move forward. Many of the changes are being implemented slowly because of resistance from within the Communist Party.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama of dismantling federal welfare reform and creating a “culture of dependency.” The U.S. economy continued to send mixed signals. And victims of the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting were remembered at vigils across the United States. Ron Elving of NPR, Nia Malika Henderson of The Washington Post and John King of CNN join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.


Jobless Claims Dipped Last Week; Still In Range They've Been In All Year

They've been another indicator of modest, at best, improvement in the labor market.

Tax Evaders Beware! Money's Getting Harder To Hide

The U.S. government has been tightening the screws on Americans who hide money in offshore accounts, putting pressure on overseas banks, and joining forces with European and Japanese regulators. One effort, an amnesty program for unreported account holders, has brought in $5 billion in back taxes and penalties.

Is There A Role For Government In Cybersecurity?

The Cyber Security Act of 2012 failed in the Senate, despite growing alarm in the intelligence community about the vulnerabilities of the nation's infrastructure. The episode highlights a unique problem for politicians concerned about the balance between national security and federal regulation.

Growing Pains: Nations Balance Growth, Power Needs

India's massive power outage last week points to a major problem for developing nations: supply is struggling to keep up with the growing demand — an imbalance that can affect the reliability of electric grids. Grid catastrophes are rare, but blackouts can be an everyday feature of life.