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Watching TV Online Often Exposes Slow Bandwidth

There are more ways than ever to watch TV programs on the Internet, from Netflix and Amazon to Hulu. But many viewers discover that watching TV on the Web can be frustrating, as their favorite show might suddenly stop and stutter, the victim of a lack of bandwidth.
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Obama, Romney Tweak Each Other In Swing States

President Obama and Mitt Romney were in some of the same swing states Wednesday. Obama accused the Republican of having "Romnesia" for dropping past policy positions with ease. Romney showed no forgetfulness, however, when it came to keeping up his steady line of economic attacks against Obama.
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Vote While You Shop: 'Pop-Up' Poll Sites Sweep Iowa

In Iowa, it takes just 100 signatures to petition for a temporary "satellite" voting station. Campaigns are establishing the pop-up sites at grocery stores and college campuses to encourage early voting at convenient times and locations.
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Newspaper Endorsements: Prized, But Often Ignored

Voters say they put little to no stock in the editorials, even when they fervently agree with those endorsements. That's reflective of newspapers' status in many markets. But one Republican expert says a newspaper endorsement can be effective at persuading undecided voters.
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Could U.S. Produce Enough Oil To Rival Saudi Arabia?

An oil boom, spurred in large part by hydraulic fracturing, could boost U.S. production next year to more than 11 million barrels a day, which would nearly equal Saudi Arabia's current output, according to Energy Department projections. The spurt is expected to boost U.S. energy jobs.
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Data Linking Aspartame To Cancer Risk Are Too Weak To Defend, Hospital Says

We drink a lot of diet soda in this country, so when researchers disavowed a study linking aspartame to rare cancers just before publication, we took notice. The whole issue illustrates what makes scientific studies so confusing to the public. We'll keep you posted on this.
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As World Series Begins, Detroit Catches Tigers Fever

In a city teetering on the edge of financial collapse, people have one championship-contending bright spot: The Detroit Tigers hope to gain the World Series title that has eluded them since 1984 and once again have the kind of citywide celebration locals still talk about today.
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3 Ballot Measures Would OK Pot Beyond Medicine

This November, three states will vote on ballot initiatives to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The legalization effort is getting support from U.S. attorneys and a Republican candidate for Senate. Some of the most intense opposition is coming from earlier legalization pioneers.

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