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San Fernando's Financial Crisis Burdened By Scandal

The small Southern California city of San Fernando is facing a seven-figure fiscal crisis. But the town has been unable to address its money issues because the romantic entanglements of the city leaders are dominating the agenda.
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Obama Backs Wind Energy, Romney Favors Coal

President Obama was in Iowa Tuesday, touting the electric potential of wind power. Republican rival Mitt Romney was in Ohio, talking up coal. Each candidate accused the other of standing in the way of the rival energy source.
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Rep. Ryan Headlines GOP Events In Colorado, Nevada

Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan continues to introduce himself to voters. Over the weekend, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced Ryan would be his running mate. So far, Ryan has campaigned exclusively in battleground states that were carried by Democrats in 2008.
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At Va. Stop, Biden Blasts GOP Ties To Wall Street

Vice President Joe Biden is on a campaign tour of Virginia, which is a key swing state in the presidential race. Biden seized on Republican challenger Mitt Romney's choice of Rep. Paul Ryan as a running mate. Biden said it shows what the Republican ticket really stands for.
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Home Depot Reports Earnings Are Up 12 Percent

The Atlanta-based home improvement chain reported it's beginning to see improving signs in the housing market. Company officials told analysts that homeowners are taking on more small projects around the house.
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Movie Documents 'Janesville' After GM Closes Plant

Renee Montagne talks with documentary maker Brad Lichtenstein about his new film As Goes Janesville. It is an up close look at wrenching changes the Wisconsin town has been through since GM closed a plant there. Janesville is the hometown of Rep. Paul Ryan, who is GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's running mate.
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Twitter Lets Customers Skip Recordings, And Make Choices

Once relegated to one-time promos and marketing campaigns, Twitter is now a tool businesses use to provide customer service. And for some customers, Twitter can be a deciding factor in what companies they do business with.
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The Law — And Reality — Of Gun Access

Federal law bars certain people with mental illness from buying or owning guns, but the recent shootings — including one in Colorado — and an incident in Maine underscore how difficult it is to actually keep guns from those who are most likely to be dangerous.

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