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Recycling Baby Things In Seattle, Wash.

WestSide Baby collects used car seats, cribs, toys and other items for children and distributes them for free to families in need.

Cut Off From Party's Purse Strings, Rep. Akin Plans Next Move

After his remarks about rape and pregnancy, Missouri Republican Todd Akin faces an uphill climb in his Senate contest against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. One expert says that to attract moderate voters, Akin must steer the conversation to the economy.

In California, An Effort To Fight Human Trafficking

A state ballot initiative would strengthen penalties for those involved in the sex trafficking of women and children. In Los Angeles, a major hub for child sex trafficking, the average age of victims is 13. Some who escape the life are rescued by group homes; others wind up at juvenile hall.

Despite Fact Checks, Romney Escalates Welfare Work Requirement Charge

Wednesday marks the 16th anniversary of President Clinton's welfare overhaul. Republican Mitt Romney keeps saying that President Obama has gutted the law — even though every major fact-checking organization says the claims are false.

Food Waste Is Overwhelming. Here Are Five Things People Are Doing About It

A report from the Natural Resources Defense Council finds that 40 percent of food in the U.S. today goes uneaten. But several grass-roots groups around the country are working to turn food waste into something useful.

Fed Hints At More Action To Boost Economy

Many Federal Reserve members said there would have to be action fairly soon if the economy didn't pick up, according to the minutes of their most recent meeting. Separately, the CBO warned of a recession if the economy goes off a "fiscal cliff" at the end of year.

Judge Rules Poker Is A Game Of Skill, Not Luck

A judge in New York City has ruled that poker is more skill than chance, and thus not gambling. The case had become a rallying point for poker enthusiasts.