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If Sandy Becomes 'Frankenstorm,' It Could Be Worst In A Century

"We're not trying to hype it," National Weather Service meteorologist Paul Kocin tells Bloomberg News. "What we're seeing in some of our models is a storm at an intensity that we have not seen in this part of the country in the past century."
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Recognizing The Right Of Plants To Evolve

Plants can sometimes exhibit human-like behavior — some respond to music, smell other plants or seem to shrink away when touched. In fact, some would argue that greenery is sensitive enough to deserve rights.
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Do Political Ads Actually Work?

Democrats and Republicans are on track to spend about $1 billion each on TV advertising in the presidential race — most of it negative and almost all in battleground states. There's little evidence the ads sway voters, but the campaigns are happy to settle for low odds, given the lingering memories of the close 2000 election.
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After 30 Years Of Surgeries, Doctor And Patient Dance

Marcela Gaviria has had countless surgeries for complications from a childhood cancer that nearly took her leg in 1982. Through it all, she's had one surgeon, Dr. Dempsey Springfield, and on her wedding day, they danced together.
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Obama The First Sitting President To Vote Early

President Obama made history again on Thursday, becoming the first sitting president to vote early in person. His vote came at the end of a three day campaign blitz.
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Romney Pitches 'Big Change' In Swing State Ohio

Mitt Romney continued his post-debate campaign swing in Ohio on Thursday.
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Niagara Falls In Danger Of Losing City Status, Aid

Niagara Falls used to be one of the biggest cities in New York. But since the 1960s, its population has fallen by more than half. Now, Niagara Falls must stay above 50,000 residents or lose its status as a city — and millions in state and federal funds that act as life support. As the 2020 census looms, city leaders are bracing for the worst, while experimenting with new ways to attract residents.

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