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Lance Armstrong Parts Ways With Livestrong, Nike

Armstrong announced Wednesday that he will no longer be chairing Livestrong, the foundation he started to support fellow cancer survivors. And, he lost major sponsors, including Nike, Anheuser-Busch and Radio Shack. All this follows last week's searing report by the U.S. Anti Doping Agency. It placed Armstrong at the center of a sophisticated doping program on his championship cycling teams.
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Bangladeshi Man Arrested In N.Y. Bomb Plot

Federal authorities charged a 21-year-old Bangladeshi man with conspiring to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in Lower Manhattan Wednesday. But authorities say no one was in any danger because the young man was using dummy explosives provided by the FBI.
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Obama, Romney Reprise Their Greatest Debate Hits On Campaign Trail

Both President Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney found ways to use the second presidential debate against his rival. Obama mocked Romney for his "binders" comment. Romney cited questions asked by undecided voters at the debate, and Obama's answers, as an indictment of the president.
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Man Arrested In Plot To Blow Up NY Federal Reserve

A man has been arrested in an alleged terror plot to blow up the Federal Reserve building in New York City. Federal authorities and the New York Police Department collaborated to foil the plot apparently conceived by a Bangladeshi man, Quazi Mohammd Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis. Nafis is said to have conceived the plot. However, authorities learned of the plot and actually provided what appeared to be the bomb. It was inert and there was no threat to the public.
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'Binders Of Women' Becomes Viral Sensation

Within a minute of Mitt Romney's story about trying to hire women in his cabinet by using his "binders full of women," Veronica de Souza — an undecided voter who had just lost her job yesterday — was on her couch, claiming that phrase on Tumblr. She photoshopped several of her own renditions of women sandwiched in three-ring binders and by 3 a.m. last night, she'd received some 3,200 submissions.
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Contraception, Pell Grants 'In Context' After Debate

We're taking a closer look at two issues that came up during Tuesday's presidential debate — contraceptive coverage and funding for higher education. Robert Siegel talks with Julie Rovner and Claudio Sanchez to put the candidates' comments in context.
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Want Thousands Of Twitter Followers? Put A Meme On It

It is now clear that we are living in a world of viral memes that take no sides when it comes to spoofing politicians or debate moderators. So what's a politician to do as the target of a social media parody? Run with it.
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Nike Drops Sponsorship Of Armstrong Over Doping

Lance Armstrong is stepping down from his role as Chairman at his cancer-fighting foundation, Livestrong. He's also been dropped by Nike, which ended its relationship with him on Wednesday.

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