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Canadian Victory Party Interrupted By Gunfire

Robert Siegel talks with Sophie Cousineau, chief Quebec correspondent for The Globe And Mail, about a shooting in Montreal Tuesday night. It happened at a theater where leaders of Quebec's separatist party were celebrating a narrow election win. One person was killed.
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Billionaire Slammed After Musing About Workers Paid $2 A Day

Gina Rinehart inherited a mining company and built it into a multi-billion dollar fortune. She says Australia needs to cut labor costs and cut taxes because many "Africans want to work" and are willing to do so "for $2 a day."
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Racer Alex Zanardi Wins Gold Medal At London Paralympics

Alex Zanardi, who was a star racecar driver when he lost his legs in a 2001 crash, has won a gold medal in the London Paralympics. The Italian, 45, beat Germany's Nobert Mosandl by more than 27 seconds to win the men's handcycle time trial.
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Vanishing Vultures A Grave Matter For India's Parsis

Parsis brought their Zoroastrian faith, and unique funeral rituals, to India from Iran a thousand years ago. Parsis believe burying or cremating the dead pollutes nature and traditionally relied on birds of prey to devour corpses. That tradition is now under threat, due in part to a vulture shortage.
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Analysis Of The Obama-Romney Debate

A different host, a different format: President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney square off in a town hall setting. Morning-after analysis of the second presidential debate.

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UPDATE: Tsunami Warnings Canceled After Quake In Costa Rica

An estimated 7.6-magnitude earthquake in Costa Rica raised alerts for the Pacific coasts of Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Peru.
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Slaughtering Of Elephants Is Soaring Because Of China's Demand For Ivory

With ivory fetching about $1,000 a pound there are armies and militias from all sides of Africa's several civil wars killing the animals and harvesting their tusks.
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Election Results Could End Pot-Selling Coffee Shops

Next week's election in the Netherlands could seal the fate of Amsterdam coffee shops that also sell pot to foreign tourists. Some parties favor, and others oppose, a plan to restrict the shops' business. Cafe owners are struggling to get their customers to the polls.

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