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Lawsuit Claims Pork Producers Council Scammed $60 Million From Farmers

The Humane Society is accusing the Pork Producers Council of financing its lobbying efforts through a questionable sale of the slogan,"The Other White Meat." The lawsuit shines a spotlight on the odd and controversial world of agriculture "checkoff" programs.
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Todd Akin Bets He Still Has A Chance

The Republican nominee for Senate in Missouri will never stop being asked questions about "legitimate rape." Still, the state is conservative enough to have kept him close with six weeks to go. And now he's been joined on the campaign trail by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
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Can Bad Campaigners Make Good Presidents?

Some pundits say the stumbling GOP presidential campaign should be seen as a bellwether for a possible Romney White House.
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Obscenities Fly In Emails Between Reporter, Top Aide To Sec. Clinton

In a back-and-forth about CNN's decision to report details from slain Ambassador Chris Stevens' journal, State spokesman Philippe Reines and reporter Michael Hastings let loose with some blue words.
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Rep. Cleaver Pushes To Prep Black Voters

The Congressional Black Caucus is hosting a series of voter registration and education efforts throughout the country. Missouri Democrat Emanuel Cleaver is the chairman of the CBC. He tells guest host Celeste Headlee new voter identification laws have made these efforts even more important.
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Could Gay Marriage Keep Black Voters From Polls?

Historically, pastors have played a big role in organizing get-out-the-vote efforts within the African American community. But the issue of same-sex marriage has divided faith leaders. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Reverend Derek McCoy of the Maryland Marriage Alliance about how the issue could affect the black vote.
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Getting A More Svelte Salmon To Your Dinner Plate

Muscular fish like salmon, tuna and eel can benefit from more exercise in a farmed fish environment. New research and a new book are aiming to convince fish farmers that getting fish to swim faster will mean healthier products, less waste, and more profit.
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Little Panda's Death Leaves Zookeepers 'Devastated'

Less than a week old, the cub died on Sunday at Washington's National Zoo. Preliminary examinations indicate that some of its liver had hardened and that it had a build-up of fluid in the abdomen. Also, officials believe it was likely a female.
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S.C. Shooting Range Rents Automatic Weapons

A shooting range in South Carolina has a license to rent automatic weapons. For $50, Alex Perkins tells The Charleston Post and Courier, you can blast a paper target to shreds. Perkins adds the gun must not leave the range.

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