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Rats! New York City's Population Might Be Seriously Overestimated

If one urban legend is to be believed, there are as many rats as people — 8 million. Statistician Jonathan Auerbach decided to test that idea.
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Senate Control Could Ride On The South's Tight Races

Some of Tuesday's most hotly contested Senate races are in the South. Control of the Senate could hinge on the outcome of races in Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia and North Carolina.
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Senate Race May Help Drive Record Midterm Turnout In New Hampshire

New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers discusses the tight Senate race between incumbent Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, and Republican Scott Brown, a former senator from Massachusetts.
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It's Election Day: Here Are 5 Headlines That Tell The Story

Thirty-six Senate seats and 36 governor's chairs are in play today. And if forecasts are right, it could be a long time before we find out what it all means.
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The Election Day Ebola Quiz: Match The Politician And The Quote

It seems that every politician has an opinion about the virus. Do you know which public figure made which statement?
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Midterm Elections: It's Now Up To The Voters

It's Election Day, and control of the Senate is on the line — as well as the large majority of governorships. Polls have shown the Republican advantage in many battleground states galvanizing.
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Polls Show New Hampshire's U.S. Senate Race Is A Tossup

Republican Scott Brown is doing everything he can to nationalize the race — to make it about an unpopular president. Incumbent Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, is trying to make it a local race.
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Democrats, GOP Throw Money At Alaska's U.S. Senate Campaigns

The GOP has dumped millions of dollars into Alaska's tiny media market to try to unseat Democrat Mark Begich. And Democrats have responded in kind, making this the state's most expensive campaign.
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From Silicon Valley To White House, New U.S. Tech Chief Makes Change

Former Google X top executive Megan Smith started this month as the U.S. chief technology officer. She's only the third person to have the job.
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Wounded In Combat, U.S. Troops Go Back For A 'Proper Exit'

For some U.S. troops who left Iraq and Afghanistan by medevac, a return trip to these countries allows them to depart on their own terms.

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