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Text-Talented Or R U All Thumbs?

If you think terrific thumbs are all you need to take home the U.S. National Texting Championship, think again. This is no touch and go competition.
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In Brawl Over Romney's Tax Returns, Harry Reid Gets Marquee Billing

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is taking fire from the Senate majority leader over his decision not to release more of his tax returns. In Reid, Romney is up against someone who's not on the ballot and clearly enjoys a fight.
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Tax Evaders Beware! Money's Getting Harder To Hide

The U.S. government has been tightening the screws on Americans who hide money in offshore accounts, putting pressure on overseas banks, and joining forces with European and Japanese regulators. One effort, an amnesty program for unreported account holders, has brought in $5 billion in back taxes and penalties.
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Poll Shows Voters Split On Presidential Candidates' Tax Returns

The findings appear to give Democrats plenty of fuel to continue pounding away at Republican Mitt Romney on his tax returns. But there appears to be almost as much support for Romney to stand firm.
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May-Treanor And Walsh Jennings Go Out Golden, With A Three-Peat

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings have won an Olympic three-peat in women's beach volleyball, as they defeated their fellow Americans, the team of Jennifer Kessy and April Ross, in the gold medal match.
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The Most Influential Evangelist You've Never Heard Of

Texas evangelist David Barton is not a historian, but his Christian-nation view of American history is wildly popular with conservative churches, universities and the GOP. His supporters call him a hero; his detractors say he's a danger.
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Four GOP Candidates In Wis. Show Party's Divisions

In Wisconsin, there's a race to replace retiring Democratic senator Herb Kohl. The state's Democrats have coalesced around Representative Tammy Baldwin, who's currently serving her seventh term in the House. But on the Republican side, there's a messy and divisive four-way contest. It includes the state's former governor, Tommy Thompson, as well as several other candidates who are positioning themselves to the right of Thompson.

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