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Unemployment Rate Drops To 7.8 Percent; 114,000 Jobs Added To Payrolls

The news is sure to be a hot topic on the campaign trail.
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Romney: I Was 'Just Completely Wrong' On 47 Percent

His controversial comments didn't come up in Wednesday night's debate. Thursday night on Fox News Channel, the Republican presidential nominee said his "whole campaign is about the 100 percent."
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Venezuelans In Fla. Face 900-Mile Trip To Vote

Venezuelans go to the polls Sunday to decide whether President Hugo Chavez remains in power. Polls indicate it's his most serious electoral challenge since taking office nearly 14 years ago. But Venezuela closed its Miami consulate, so Florida voters have to go to New Orleans.
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Romney Campaigns In Virginia On Debate Momentum

The day after the first presidential debate, GOP challenger Mitt Romney rallied thousands of supporters in rural Virginia. Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan was there too, cheering on his running mate following Wednesday's strong debate performance in Denver.
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Wis. Crowd Welcomes Obama After Lackluster Debate

President Obama's campaign acknowledges that GOP challenger Mitt Romney had the stronger performance in this week's debate. One of Obama's closest advisers acknowledges the president will "have to adjust" his approach to future debates.
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Bacon Shortage Is Hogwash

Rumors of a looming pork shortage have been greatly exaggerated. A British group caught the world's attention when it issued a news release predicting a bacon shortage. U.S.-based agriculture economists say while there won't be any bacon lines, get ready for higher pork prices.
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U.S. Speedskater Admits To Sabotaging Rival's Skates

Simon Cho says he tampered with another racer's skates at the World Short Track Team Championships last year after being pressured by his coach. Other speedskaters have also filed abuse complaints against coach Jae Su Chun, who denies the claims.

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