It's not just the presidential contest that's being watched in swing state Nevada. GOP Sen. Dean Heller's race against Democrat Shelley Berkley is also seen as a tossup. That's a bit of a surprise for Republicans, who have counted on retaining the seat as they try to build a Senate majority.
Some food companies are using the term "evaporated cane juice" on their ingredients list instead of sugar. But the Food and Drug Administration says the term can mislead consumers into thinking it's not sugar, and has advised companies not to use it.
The National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center has released its winter outlook. It says chances are good that some parts of the nation hit hard this year by dry and drought-like conditions won't be getting a "normal" amount of precipitation.
Courtney Pearson is the first African-American woman to be elected homecoming queen at the University of Mississippi. She says race didn't come up during her campaign. Neither did her size. Only afterward did she hear some cruel comments about her full figure.
While there's hot debate over whether genetically modified food should be labeled or is killing us, there are some questions we can definitely answer. We're putting a stop to some of the myths about genetically modified seeds and when farmers can be sued over them.
Courtney Pearson has made history by becoming the first African-American homecoming queen at the University of Mississippi. Host Michel Martin speaks with the young woman about her victory, and what it says about Ole Miss 50 years after riots broke out when the school was forced to integrate.
Critics have pounced on Romney for boasting of making sure a female staffer got home by 5 p.m. to cook for her family. What about the men, they say? But the numbers don't lie: Working women are still doing the heavy lifting in the kitchen.
Two-thirds of graduates left college last year with student loans hanging over their heads. The average amount they owed was $26,600, up 5 percent from the previous year. Nearly 9 percent of the graduates were unemployed and 19.1 percent were working part time or had given up looking for a job.
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