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D.C. Sniper Victim: 'Mentally, I Went Through Hell'

Ten years ago John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo terrorized the Washington, D.C., area as they targeted and shot random people. The pair trailed Paul LaRuffa for three days before attacking him, shooting him five times at close range and leaving him for dead.
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U.S. Unemployment Drop Sharper Than Expected

The latest jobs report from the government showed a surprisingly large decline in the unemployment rate. It fell to 7.8 percent, its lowest point in three and a half years. The decline was big enough to draw skepticism about the validity of the report.
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Romney Brushes Off Positive Unemployment News

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney campaigned in Virginia and Florida on Friday.
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Indiana Senate Race No Longer A Sure Shot For GOP

Indiana's Treasurer Richard Mourdock beat veteran Republican Senator Richard Lugar in a contentious primary battle earlier this year. Mourdock was the darling of Tea Party activists. But it turns out that Lugar was the darling of the general electorate. Now polls have the race as a toss up. Sensing the possibility of picking up a Republican Senate seat, outside money is starting to pour into Indiana to aid Representative Joe Donnelly, the Democratic nominee.
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U.S. Jobs Report Reflects Growth In Multiple Sectors

Melissa Block talks with Justin Wolfers, professor of economics and public policy at the University of Michigan, about what types of jobs the U.S. economy has added in the recovery.
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Jobs Report Buoys Obama On The Campaign Trail

President Obama campaigned in Virginia and Ohio the same day that the U.S. Labor Department reported the unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent in September.
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Investigator Reflects Decade After D.C. Sniper Attacks

Melissa Block speaks with Captain Barney Forsythe, the retired director of the Montgomery County Police major-crimes division. Ten years ago he ran the investigation of the Washington, D.C.-area sniper shootings for Montgomery County, Md., which suffered the highest number of sniper murders.

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