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Brothel Owner Wins County Commissioner Election

Lance Gilman is a newly elected member of the county commission in Storey County, Nevada. Gilman, the owner of Nevada's Mustang Rand, won 62 percent of the vote.
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App Lets You Write Poetry Like William Shatner

The Shatoetry app allows users to compose poems from 400 words recorded by the former Star Trek captain in his signature staccato voice.
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Nor'easter Adds Fear To Misery In N.Y. And N.J.

High winds, driving rain and some snow brought down more power lines across a region still trying to recover from Superstorm Sandy. The storm added "insult to injury," NPR's Martin Kaste reports from Atlantic City, N.J.
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Calif. Affirms Death Penalty, Amends 'Three Strikes'

California voters rejected a ballot measure that would have ended the death penalty in the state. But they did pass a proposition that weakens the state's three-strikes law, which served as a model for other states around the nation.
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Conservatives Vow To Keep Pushing Abortion Limits

After the election, many conservatives are pondering their losses. Some say their anti-abortion principles weren't the problem; it was the Republican Party's failure to run a truly conservative candidate. They're vowing to change the party and continue their fight to restrict abortion.
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Labor Strife Pits Immigrants Against Immigrants

Mexican immigrant Robert Silva says he just wanted to form a union. The Milwaukee pizza factory worker is one of several dozen employees embroiled in a labor dispute against a frozen pizza company founded by Italian immigrants.
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New York's Financial Center Hard Hit By Sandy

Lower Manhattan, the financial center of New York, is only in the initial stages of recovering from Superstorm Sandy. The extent of the damage to hundreds of residential and commercial buildings remains unclear, and experts say full recovery could take years.

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