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Parties Debate Meaning, Value Of 'Redistribution'

Mitt Romney's campaign is calling President Obama a redistributionist as a way to change the "47 percent" discussion. But in fact, taking from some and giving to others is a concept long enshrined in the nation's tax code.
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Libyan Militiaman Says He Warned U.S. Of Dangers

Two days before the attack on the American Consulate in Libya, U.S. officials and pro-government Libyan militias discussed the growing risks in Benghazi, according to a militia leader. He didn't cite a specific threat, but said security in Benghazi was deteriorating.
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Man-Made Cave Built To Shelter Bats From Infection

The artificial cave could house hundreds of thousands of bats, helping them escape a devastating infection called white-nose syndrome. As bats continue to die off, scientists are seeking quick and effective ways to protect them from an invasive fungus that grows naturally in caves.
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Obama Answers Questions From Latino Voters

President Obama attended a town hall meeting on Thursday in Miami. The event was sponsored by Univision and focused on issues of importance to the Hispanic community. Scott Horsley talks to Audie Cornish.
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Automatic Budget Cuts Still Loom Over Defense Dept.

Republicans continue to press the Obama administration for more details on how they would cut billions from the defense budget if sequestration is put into place in January. The Department of Defense will now have to explain why it has not planned for an event that is becoming increasingly likely.
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'Fast And Furious' Operation Blasted On Capitol Hill

On Wednesday a government watchdog issued a report finding widespread failures with the government's "Fast and Furious" gun trafficking operation. On Thursday, the watchdog at the Justice Department, Inspector General Michael Horowitz, told a House panel that federal agents and prosecutors failed to protect public safety — and their bosses didn't pay enough attention.
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Crime Lab Scandal Rocks Massachusetts

Details are still emerging about what officials call a "rogue chemist" who may have mishandled evidence in as many as 40,000 cases over 10 years. It could mean the unraveling of countless convictions. A convict sprung because of the scandal walked out of prison on Thursday.

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