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Florida's 'Mystery Monkey' Captured After Three Years On The Lam

The rhesus macaque monkey had been on the loose in the Tampa-St. Pete area. He'd become a local legend. But recently, "Cornelius" bit a woman. Wildlife officials staked out a neighborhood Wednesday, and managers to tranquilize him. They play to send him to a sanctuary.
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Championing Life And Liberty For Animals

If attorney Steven Wise gets his way, next year could be a game changer for animal rights in America. The director of the Nonhuman Rights Project plans to file a series of lawsuits in hopes that a court will finally recognize that a nonhuman plaintiff can be a legal "person" in the eyes of the law.
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WWII Veteran Who Inspired Thousands With Deathbed Vote Has Died

Frank Tanabe, who was in a California internment camp when he volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army, was 93. A photo of him voting from his deathbed went viral this month.
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Halloween Horror: Hurricane Sandy Could Be 'Billion-Dollar Storm'

The hurricane is moving up from the South. A winter storm is coming from the West. Cold air is moving down from the North. Next Monday to Wednesday could be tough for much of the Mid-Atlantic, New England and Eastern Canada. Remember the "perfect storm?"
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In Calif., A Death Penalty Proponent Changes Course

Ron Briggs, a member of the Board of Supervisors in El Dorado County, Calif., and his father helped expand the state's death penalty in 1978. Now Briggs wants the death penalty repealed and replaced with life without parole. Renee Montagne speaks with Briggs about his shift from death penalty supporter to death penalty opponent.
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A Challenging House Race In California's Heartland

Freshman California Rep. Jeff Denham, a self-described Valley farmer and Republican businessman, is in a battle against challenger Jose Hernandez, former NASA astronaut and engineer-businessman in a realigned district in the San Joaquin Valley. It's a tight race, with lots of money being poured into both candidates from their respective parties.
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Calif. Death Penalty Opposition Focuses On Economy

Among the propositions on the ballot this November in California: a referendum that would end the death penalty. The effort to end capital punishment is being sold as an economic issue — not a moral issue.

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