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Scandal Shines Light On Tampa Social Scene

Along with the news about the Gen. David Petreus scandal, we've been hearing about lavish social events given in the Tampa, Fla., area. A lot of military brass from MacDill Air Force Base, where U.S. Central Command is headquartered, go to these events. Linda Wertheimer talks to Ben Montgomery, a reporter with the Tampa Bay Times, about how the scandal is playing out around Tampa.
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Why Coke Cost A Nickel For 70 Years

All prices change. So why did the price of a Coke stay the same for decades? The answer includes a 7.5-cent coin and a company president who wanted to get a couple of lawyers out of his office.
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Louise Erdrich's 'The Round House' Wins National Book Award For Fiction

Erdrich's novel is laced with emotional nuance, and demonstrates in painful detail the legal and cultural obstacles to prosecuting rapists on a North Dakota reservation. Katherine Boo's acclaimed Behind the Beautiful Forevers – about life in a slum in Mumbai, India — won the nonfiction award.
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Obama Won Because Of 'Gifts' To Groups, Romney Tells Donors

The Republican presidential nominee said President Obama's outreach to African-Americans, Hispanics and young people caused them to vote for him. But the comments have been described as "absolutely wrong" by Louisiana's GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal.
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FBI Agent In Petraeus Case Identified In Media Reports

Both The New York Times and CBS News identify him as Frederick Humphries, a veteran agent at the bureau who investigated the foiled millennium terrorist plot in 1999.
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Obama Says He Has One Mandate: To Help The Middle Class

The newly re-elected president indicated that he, not congressional Republicans, reflected more of the popular will, with his call for higher taxes on the wealthy as part of any agreement to avert the fiscal cliff.
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Health Care Cuts Are Coming: Here's Where Liberals Say You Can Slice

As the White House and Congress debate taxes and entitlement reform, an influential liberal think tank is offering what appears to be an olive branch: a plan to squeeze savings out of Medicare — long a target of GOP cuts — that Democrats can support.
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As FEMA's Sandy Cleanup Continues, Questions Arise About Long-Term Help

As the recovery from Hurricane Sandy continues, states are making more requests for federal aid. New York alone wants $30 billion in assistance. The requests come as Congress is already consumed with reducing the deficit.

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