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In Presidential Ads, A Shared Strategy For Connection

In new ads from President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney, the candidates talk directly to the camera. Obama is also putting out longer television spots. Why the change of style?
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Apple's New Maps Become Major Embarrassment

Apple has apologized for it new map software which has led to a flood of customer complaints. The company dropped the popular Google maps app for its own version on the iPhone 5. CEO Tim Cook said the company "is extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers." He said Apple's map application will improve and that customers can download alternatives in the meantime.
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New Report Slams L.A. County Sheriff's Department

A new report outlines abuses in the nation's largest jail system. The report contains tough criticism of Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who oversees the jails. It accuses him of mismanagement and ignoring years of abuse.
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Buyer Of $7 Renoir Painting May Not Profit After All

Melissa Block talks to Ian Shapira of The Washington Post. He reported that the Renoir painting found at a flea market — and purchased for $7 — was actually stolen from the Baltimore Museum of Art more than 60 years ago.
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In Blue-Leaning Connecticut, Tight Senate Race Has Democrat On Offense

Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon, in her second attempt at becoming Connecticut's first female senator, is close in the polls. If McMahon defeats Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy, she'd also become the state's first GOP senator in decades.
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Fox News' Smith Apologizes After Man Commits Suicide On Air

After inadvertently airing live coverage of a car chase that ended with a man's suicide, Fox News has issued an apology to its viewers. The incident occurred as the cable network carried a live feed of a man fleeing police.
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Presidential Debates: The One Area Where Campaigns Pitch Their Weakness

An oddity of presidential politics is that candidates and their campaigns spend nearly all their time telling voters how superior they are to their rivals in virtually every area: the wisdom of their policy proposals; the soundness of their judgments — everything, really. Except for debating.

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