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Tale Of The Tape: Senate Showdown In Indiana

Republicans hoping to pick up enough seats next month to win control of the U.S. Senate placed their bets on Tea Party-backed state Treasurer Richard Mourdock. Now Mourdock is locked in a close race with House Democrat Joe Donnelly.
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Democrats Sense An Opening In Indiana

U.S. Senate candidate Joe Donnelly holds a slim polling lead over Republican Richard Mourdock in a state no one expected to go Democratic this year. The question is whether GOP voters who have been reluctant to support Mourdock — who knocked out six-term Sen. Richard Lugar in the primary — will come home in the end
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California's Gas Prices Begin To Stabilize

Motorists should be seeing some relief from the recent record spike in gas prices. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded hit $4.67, according to AAA. That price hike sent elected officials scrambling. Some are calling for a federal investigation, while others are taking emergency steps to increase supply.
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As Election Nears, Ohio Gets More Attention

With the presidential race tightening, both candidates are eying the same prize: Ohio. President Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney both campaigned there Tuesday. It was Obama's second visit to Ohio in five days.
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Romney's Poll Numbers Improve Post Debate

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigned in Iowa and Ohio Tuesday, as a wave of new polls suggested Romney's strong debate performance last week paid off. Swing states that recently seemed far out of his reach now look like a virtual tie in polls, or even leaning in the Republican's direction.
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Chicago Mayor Emanuel To Present Proposed Budget

Chicago continues to wrestle with a massive budget gap and severely underfunded pensions. Fresh off a negotiating tussle with the city's teachers and a school strike, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday presents his proposed 2013 budget to the City Council.
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Sandusky Sentenced, More Proceedings To Follow

The sentencing for former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is over. The convicted child sex abuser received a minimum of 30 years in prison. Penn State's athletic director, who's on leave, and a former vice president go on trial next year on charges of perjury and failure to report child abuse charges.
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Jack Welch Says He Was 'Right About That Strange Jobs Report'

The former General Electric CEO joined others in raising questions about Friday's report and whether it might have been skewed to boost the president's campaign. Obama administration officials have rejected such talk. But Welch is still asking questions.
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Tell Me More: Education Special and Twitter Forum

NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin hosts a live radio broadcast and Twitter education forum on where the nation's schools stand. Follow the national conversation and add your own ideas. Is your school broken? Who is responsible for making our schools better? Use #npredchat.

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