Gabby Douglas became the first African-American gymnast to win an Olympic gold medal in the individual all-around event. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Douglas about the sacrifices she has made — like moving 1,200 miles away from home to get better coaching — and how she handles being "America's Sweetheart."
New polls suggest the percentage of women voting for President Obama over Republican Mitt Romney could reach historic levels. The surprise? The divide is attributed primarily to this year's size-of-government debate, not to a focus on social issues like abortion and reproductive rights.
After a few drinks, Charles Cowart decided to relieve himself in public. Police were called, and Cowart fled — galloping through a Florida town. Cowart's mounted escape ended when back-up arrived: His dad. His father knocked him off the horse, and police took him into custody.
In 2009, the city denied requests to paint crosswalks in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Polish Hill. An unknown person has taken the law into his own hands and painted unofficial crosswalks. By coincidence, officials are also promising to install real crosswalks within a few weeks.
A tentative contract agreement has been reached between the National Football League and the referees' union. The impasse began in June when the NFL locked out the officials and used replacement referees.
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