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Janesville Library Prepared For Inquiring Reporters

For most residents of Janesville, Wis., the selection of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's running mate was a story of a life-long local resident making good. For the librarians of Janesville, it meant getting ready for a steady steam of political reporters who came knocking on their door.
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Weary Wis. Union Workers Face Another Campaign

In the lakeside city of Oshkosh, a group of union workers say they're tired but ready to keep fighting. They've been through months of bitter battles over state employees' collective-bargaining rights — including a failed attempt to recall Gov. Scott Walker.
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Study Reveals The Geography of Charitable Giving

Ever wonder how charitable the people are who live in your area? It turns out that lower-income people tend to donate a much bigger share of their discretionary incomes than wealthier people, according to a new study. And rich people are more generous when they live among those who aren't so rich.
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Missouri GOP Senate Candidate's Remarks On Rape Stir Controversy

Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, who's challenging Democrat Claire McCaskill for the U.S. Senate seat, said it's "rare" for women to become pregnant when they are raped. The Romney campaign distanced itself from the remarks.
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Teen Pregnancy Declines, But U.S. Still Lags

America's rate of teen pregnancies is the highest in the developed world. The good news is that the rate is declining dramatically, but it takes more than talking about sex and contraception to keep the numbers falling.
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Farmers Reflect On Drought

The nation's farmers are especially hard hit by this summer's record heat. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack declared nearly 1,700 counties disaster areas this week. Some farmers offer their insight on how they are faring in the drought and under the farm bill.

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