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Obama Encourages Ohio Supporters To Vote Early

Early voting begins next week in Ohio. That helps explain why both campaigns are pouring so much love into the state right now. When people booed descriptions of Mitt Romney's policies, the president told them, "Don't boo, vote."
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Pa. Voters Battle Bureaucracy Ahead Of ID Law Ruling

Even as Pennsylvania's controversial new voter ID law faces court challenges, nonprofits and other groups are busy helping the state's voters, especially the poor and elderly, weave their way through a sometimes complicated bureaucratic process to get a photo ID before the election.
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New Anti-Obesity Ads Blaming Overweight Parents Spark Criticism

Critics say the ads, created by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, are condescending and could have a negative effect on people who are overweight. But the company stands by the ads, saying the obesity problem is so big, they needed to take dramatic action.
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Romney Tries To Win Ohio's Working-Class Voters

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's swing through Ohio took him from the suburbs of Columbus through parched cornfields and pumpkin patches to industrial corridors near Cleveland and Toledo. Romney says his policies will make things better for struggling Americans.
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Army Seeks To Curb Rising Tide Of Suicides

Nearly all soldiers in the Army will stop what they are doing Thursday to take part in suicide-prevention training. The Army "stand down" is aimed at slowing an alarming increase in suicide rates — on average, one soldier dies of suicide every day.
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Atlanta Symphony Musicians Ratify New Contract

When the two sides couldn't reach an agreement last month, players were locked out of the Woodruff Arts Center. With the season set to begin in just one week, the musicians approved a deal with $5 million in concessions.
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Florida School District Requires Fit Custodians

Janitors suffer some of the highest rates of injury on the job. That costs employers millions of dollars in compensation and lost work time. A Florida school district decided to address the issue by instituting a fitness test for prospective custodians. But the test is so tough the district is having a hard time filling positions.

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