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Transcript And Audio: Vice Presidential Debate

Transcript of the debate between Vice President Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
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5 Takeaways From The Vice Presidential Debate

Neither Vice President Biden nor GOP Rep. Paul Ryan gave any quarter Thursday night. The two men were pointed and at some points personal in discussing their differences across a broad range of domestic and foreign policy issues.
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Media Circus: Who Won? The Moderator

With guns blazing, Martha Raddatz took over the reins of Thursday's vice presidential debate and never let go. While Vice President Biden and GOP Rep. Paul Ryan engaged in an intense face-off, Raddatz kept the debate moving, ultimately becoming the one uncontested winner of the evening.
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Meningitis Outbreak Puts Doctors, Regulators In New Territory

Little is known about how to diagnose and treat this kind of meningitis, which was caused by a tainted drug. And the investigation into how the drug contamination occurred is revealing a spectacular failure of consumer protection.
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A Closer Look: Beyond The Buzzwords

In the first presidential debate between President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, a few terms and figures became flash points for later discussion. Here's a closer look at a few of these disputed terms that are likely to come up in Thursday's vice presidential debate.
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B-I-D-E-N Or R-Y-A-N? It's Debate Bingo

If you're looking for something else to do while watching or listening to tonight's 90-minute vice presidential debate, there's always debate bingo.
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Romney: People Don't Die For Lack Of Insurance

Mitt Romney's claim is belied by a large and growing body of academic studies. Democrats pounced on the remarks, which came a day after the GOP presidential nominee's comments on abortion stirred controversy.
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Now-Ubiquitous LED Lights Invented 50 Years Ago

It's the 50th anniversary of the invention of the light-emitting diode, or LED. Nick Holonyak was working on lasers for General Electric when he came discovered the LED.
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Biden's Job In VP Debate Is To Change The Narrative

Thursday night may be Representative Paul Ryan's first debate on a national television stage, but Vice President Joe Biden is an old hand. Four years ago he debated Sarah Palin, and before that he was on stage in the presidential primaries.

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