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Mo. Senate Seat May Be One Of The Most Vulnerable

U.S. Representative Todd Akin pulled an upset victory on Tuesday in the Missouri GOP primary. His win may have given incumbent Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill her best shot at re-election for a highly contested seat. Akin is a six-term House member from the St. Louis suburbs, and known as an ultra-conservative. He came from behind to beat a businessman who spent more than $7 million of his own money and a former state treasurer backed by Sarah Palin.
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Romney Back In Battleground Iowa To Woo Voters

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney campaigned on Wednesday in Iowa, which is expected to be a crucial battleground state in the fall. President Obama will travel by bus through Iowa next week. Audie Cornish talks with Ari Shapiro, who's traveling with the Romney campaign.
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To Prevent A Tragedy, How Much Can A School Do?

Many are asking if University of Colorado officials should have known that former student James Holmes, the suspect in the Aurora, Colo., shootings, was potentially dangerous. Schools nationwide are evaluating how they respond to threats, and grappling with limits on what they can do to prevent such tragedies.
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Fixing A Broken World In Chicago, Ill.

The Community Glue Workshop uses handiwork know-how to create neighborly bonds, as it promotes repairing, rather than replacing, worn-out toys, appliances and other items.
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Sweet Story: Bear Breaks Into Candy Shop, Feasts; Camera Captures It All

Yogi (or was it Boo-Boo?) was so neat that the Colorado shop's owner thought the perpetrator was a squirrel. Until, that is, she checked the surveillance footage.

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