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GOP Governors Assess Future Of Republican Party

The Republican Governor's Association is meeting this week in Las Vegas. Republicans lost seats in the House, Senate and the presidential race. But the GOP gained one more state, North Carolina, to put the number of Republican governors at 30. The governors say there's nothing wrong with the party that a few changes around the margins won't fix.
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House Report Blames Corzine For MF Global's Demise

House Republicans investigating the collapse of MF Global placed responsibility for the firm's demise on former Democratic senator and New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine. He was MF Global's CEO. The firm still owes its customers an estimated $1.6 billion.
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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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