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Florida School District Requires Fit Custodians

Janitors suffer some of the highest rates of injury on the job. That costs employers millions of dollars in compensation and lost work time. A Florida school district decided to address the issue by instituting a fitness test for prospective custodians. But the test is so tough the district is having a hard time filling positions.
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New Obama And Romney Ads Are Linked By Guilt

President Obama's new ad uses anticipatory guilt to try and get young voters who might not be as excited as they were four years ago to vote. Meanwhile, Republican Mitt Romney's new ad is born of the now-infamous video in which he is seen talking about the "47 percent."
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Cherokee Nation Chief Demands Apology From Scott Brown Campaign

The principal chief of the Cherokee Nation is calling on Massachusetts senator to apologize for a video that allegedly shows members of his staff imitating "stereotypical 'war whoops chants.'" Brown has said he doesn't condone the actions.
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Another Iowa Judge Faces Ballot Box Battle Due To Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

A battle is under way in Iowa over whether a state Supreme Court justice can keep his job. Critics have launched an all-out campaign to throw him off the bench because of his ruling three years ago clearing the way for same-sex marriage. The judge's supporters are fighting back, in a fashion.
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'Wanna Go To The Dance?' Is SO Passe. Try YouTube

The school year's in full swing, and the pressure's on to land a date for the homecoming dance. But where a simple, subtle "ask" was once the norm, more and more teens are going to extreme lengths to make their "promposals" stand out — from elaborate videos to helicopter flyovers.
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UC OKs $1 Million Settlement In Pepper-Spray Suit

Under a preliminary settlement filed in district court, the sum includes $730,000 to the named plaintiffs and others who were arrested or pepper-sprayed on Nov. 18, 2011, at the University of California, Davis. A federal judge must approve the agreement, and parties have the right to appeal.
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Army Brigadier General Faces Sexual Misconduct Charges

Months after his sudden removal from his post in Afghanistan, Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair has been charged with multiple violations of the military's Uniform Code, ranging from wrongful sexual conduct to several rules violations.
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NFL Ref Lockout Brings Union Fights Back To Wis.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker made his national name attacking unions. Vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan — another Wisconsinite — is also not a fan of organized labor. But after the Green Bay Packers lost a game due to a bad call by replacement NFL referees, how does a labor dispute play in this political environment?

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