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New Report Slams L.A. County Sheriff's Department

A new report outlines abuses in the nation's largest jail system. The report contains tough criticism of Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who oversees the jails. It accuses him of mismanagement and ignoring years of abuse.
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Buyer Of $7 Renoir Painting May Not Profit After All

Melissa Block talks to Ian Shapira of The Washington Post. He reported that the Renoir painting found at a flea market — and purchased for $7 — was actually stolen from the Baltimore Museum of Art more than 60 years ago.
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In Blue-Leaning Connecticut, Tight Senate Race Has Democrat On Offense

Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon, in her second attempt at becoming Connecticut's first female senator, is close in the polls. If McMahon defeats Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy, she'd also become the state's first GOP senator in decades.
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Fox News' Smith Apologizes After Man Commits Suicide On Air

After inadvertently airing live coverage of a car chase that ended with a man's suicide, Fox News has issued an apology to its viewers. The incident occurred as the cable network carried a live feed of a man fleeing police.
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Presidential Debates: The One Area Where Campaigns Pitch Their Weakness

An oddity of presidential politics is that candidates and their campaigns spend nearly all their time telling voters how superior they are to their rivals in virtually every area: the wisdom of their policy proposals; the soundness of their judgments — everything, really. Except for debating.
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Grieving Pet Owners Want Imported Dog Treats Pulled From Shelves

Angry pet owners who believe contaminated Waggin' Train chicken jerky strips killed their pets are targeting the stores that sell them. Meanwhile, the FDA says it doesn't have enough evidence to issue a recall.
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No Evidence Yet Of Jimmy Hoffa Under That Michigan Driveway

A tipster said a body was buried there in the mid-'70s. That timing led to speculation it might be the former Teamsters boss. But so far, officials say, drilling has just turned up mud and water.
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It's All Politics, Sept. 27, 2012

Less than six weeks to go and President Obama seems to have opened up a lead in key battleground states. Mitt Romney's best hope could be in the debates, which begin next week. Also to no one's surprise — and Sen. Claire McCaskill's delight — Todd Akin stays in the Missouri Senate race.
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Should The World Brace For An Iran-Israel War?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the only way to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear bomb is to draw a clear red line. Guest host Celeste Headlee discusses what his speech at the United Nations might mean for tensions between Iran and Israel. She speaks with Iran analyst Karim Sadjadpour and Ha'aretz reporter Avi Issacharoff.

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