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One Border Patrol Agent Killed, Another Shot In Arizona

The agents worked out of the recently renamed Brian Terry station near Tucson. Terry was an agent killed in 2010. His death revealed the "Fast and Furious" program — a botched effort to track drug cartels by allowing guns to go south of the border.
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Survey: Bald Man Are Perceived As Manlier

A researcher at the Wharton School of Business showed participants photos of men with shaved head and men with full heads of hair. It turns out, men with shaved heads were perceived as manlier, taller and stronger. The downside: men with shaved heads were viewed as less attractive than those with full manes.
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'Fearless Felix' To Try To Break Sound Barrier

Felix Baumgartner plans to ride a balloon to an altitude of 34 miles over New Mexico and then he'll step out into the void. He'll be wearing a pressurized suit like an astronaut, and expects to break the sound barrier as he falls. He's being advised by a former NASA flight surgeon who lost his wife in a shuttle crash, and who wants to improve astronauts' odds of surviving a future disaster.
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Retailers Pay More For Fraud-Related Costs

The cost of retail fraud is going up. For every dollar of fraudulent merchandise that's bought, retailers have to pay nearly $3 in fraud related costs. There's another price too, one many retailers aren't even aware of.
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2013: 'The Year Of The Midsize Sedan Battle'

Fall is here and that's when automakers roll out their latest models — with new technologies, better fuel efficiency and other bells and whistles. Renee Montagne talks to automotive analyst Michelle Krebs, of Edmunds.com, about the new models.
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Conservatives Charge Media Polls Favor Obama

President Obama has held a lead in election polls. But some conservatives are accusing big media outlets of designing their polls to make Obama look good. And in some cases, by projecting a Democratic surge that would rival turnout in 2008.
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Romney Has Mile-High Expectations For Colo. Debate

President Obama and Mitt Romney are busy rehearsing for their first televised debate Wednesday night. In between practice sessions, Romney hosted a rally in Denver, where he scored the endorsement of ex-Bronco's quarterback John Elway.
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JPMorgan Sued Over Mortgage-Backed Securities

New York's Attorney General has filed fraud charges against JPMorgan Chase. The civil complaint alleges fraud in the sale of mortgage backed securities in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis. The securities at issue were put together by Bear Stearns, but that firm collapsed and was acquired by JPMorgan.

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