The "spaghetti maps" that forecast hurricane tracks, such as those being used to predict the track of Hurricane Sandy, have become increasingly accurate and sophisticated. That's in part because of the work performed by some of the world's most powerful supercomputers.
Now comes the debate over the debates. No matter who "won" or "lost," it's clear that there has been momentum building toward Mitt Romney since he first debated President Obama. Plus, in Indiana, GOP candidate Richard Mourdock's comments about rape, pregnancy and God put his Senate bid in jeopardy.
The crunchy green microplants have long been touted as raw food chock full of nutrients. But that very freshness is also why they've caused more than 54 disease outbreaks since 1990, including a mega-outbreak of E. coli in Germany in 2011 that killed 53 people.
The National Congress of American Indians, the oldest and largest group representing American Indians and Alaska Natives, wraps up its annual convention Friday. The group tackled concerns over Voter ID laws and how to foster a responsible relationship with the government. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with Jacqueline Pata, who heads the group.
With 46 million Americans living in poverty, many observers question whether there are new strategies to help the poor. MacArthur "genius" recipient Maurice Lim Miller is the founder of the Family Independence Initiative, an anti-poverty group. He talks with guest host Celeste Headlee about his innovative approach to the issue.
The president has been relatively mum during the campaign about what he would do if given a second term. He outlined more specific ideas this week — but he hasn't explained how he would get those ideas through Congress.
By now you know that California is preparing to vote Nov. 6 on a ballot initiative to require labels on genetically modified food. While polls show people evenly split on the issue, scientists says such labeling is misleading and may scare consumers.
President Obama's campaign, including affiliated Democratic Party committees, announced that it has raised in total more than $1 billion this election cycle. Republican Mitt Romney's not far behind and also could pass the $1 billion mark when all is said and done.
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