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Campaigns Strive To Project Confidence, But Not Hubris, In Final Days

Whether a candidate is behind or ahead in the opinion polls, political campaigns have a vested interest in portraying every race as close — even if it's looking like a blowout.
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They're Furry And Furious: Puppets Protest At The U.S. Capitol

Hundreds of puppet-loving protesters march on Washington, D.C., to raise awareness for federal financing of public broadcasting.
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Obama And Romney Go On A Whirlwind Tour In Election's Final Weekend

It's a nonstop sprint to the finish as President Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney speed through campaign stops in at least seven states Saturday, looking for support where each needs it most.
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Free Gas Draws Crowds In New York City; Gas Rationing Starts In New Jersey

The governors of both New Jersey and New York signed executive orders Friday intended to help address fuel shortages in areas hit by Sandy. The federal government also said it would be working to deliver fuel to the area.
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Lessons From Katrina Boost FEMA's Sandy Response

The federal agency has received praise from politicians and storm survivors alike for being prepared before the storm and responsive immediately afterward — two things the agency was not when Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast in 2005.
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Nation's Christmas Tree Plucked From Colorado

The 70-foot spruce has left its home in White River National Forest and is heading by truck to Washington, D.C. Along the way, it will stop in 10 states. One of the drivers, Gerald Morris, is looking forward to the trip: "It's a great thing to be involved in such a project."

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