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Clinton Kicks Off A Busy Week Of Diplomacy

The U.N. General Assembly opens at a time when U.S. embassies and consulates have been the target of protests across the Muslim world. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has met with the presidents of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Libya and Egypt. She says one of her messages is that people in that region don't want to trade the tyranny of the dictator for the tyranny of the mob.
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Romney's Medicaid Remarks On '60 Minutes' Raise Eyebrows

It's not so much what Mitt Romney said about whether the government should guarantee people health care in his interview Sunday that has health care policy types buzzing. It's how that compares to what he has said before.
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Phone Home: Tech Draws Parents, College Kids Closer

College students often contact their parents twice a day, seven days a week, and they are not always asking for money. Communications technology — including texting, email and social media — has changed the relationship among parents, students and universities.
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Chicago Pits Quieter, But Traders' Outcries Linger

Thirty years ago, shouting, sweating traders thronged the trading pits of Chicago's exchange markets in barely controlled chaos. Today, a lot of the trading has left the pits and gone electronic, leaving Chicago's trading pits tamer places.
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Is GOP Excitement Waning For V.P. Nominee Ryan?

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan launched a bus tour of the battleground state of Ohio Monday. Mitt Romney joins Ryan Tuesday. The two are meeting up as questions are being raised about the campaign's use of Ryan, who was expected to add policy heft to the ticket.
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Obama, Romney To Address Clinton Global Initiative

It's another week in the spotlight for former President Bill Clinton. On Tuesday, both President Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney will address the Clinton Global Initiative. The latest polls show Obama's numbers dropping on foreign policy. Romney is trying to exploit that weakness.

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