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Romney's Poll Numbers Improve Post Debate

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigned in Iowa and Ohio Tuesday, as a wave of new polls suggested Romney's strong debate performance last week paid off. Swing states that recently seemed far out of his reach now look like a virtual tie in polls, or even leaning in the Republican's direction.
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Chicago Mayor Emanuel To Present Proposed Budget

Chicago continues to wrestle with a massive budget gap and severely underfunded pensions. Fresh off a negotiating tussle with the city's teachers and a school strike, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday presents his proposed 2013 budget to the City Council.
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Sandusky Sentenced, More Proceedings To Follow

The sentencing for former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is over. The convicted child sex abuser received a minimum of 30 years in prison. Penn State's athletic director, who's on leave, and a former vice president go on trial next year on charges of perjury and failure to report child abuse charges.
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Jack Welch Says He Was 'Right About That Strange Jobs Report'

The former General Electric CEO joined others in raising questions about Friday's report and whether it might have been skewed to boost the president's campaign. Obama administration officials have rejected such talk. But Welch is still asking questions.
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Tell Me More: Education Special and Twitter Forum

NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin hosts a live radio broadcast and Twitter education forum on where the nation's schools stand. Follow the national conversation and add your own ideas. Is your school broken? Who is responsible for making our schools better? Use #npredchat.
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House Panel To Examine Consulate Attack In Libya

Republicans on the House Oversight Committee want to hear why the State Department repeatedly denied requests for tighter security for U.S. diplomats in Libya before the deadly September 11th attack on the consulate in Benghazi. The State Department has been tight lipped on the issue.
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Justices Return To Affirmative Action In Higher Ed

The Supreme Court has twice in the past 35 years ruled that race may be one of many factors in determining college admissions, as long as there are no racial quotas. But in agreeing to revisit the issue, the justices are indicating a possible change in course. They hear oral arguments Wednesday.

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