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In Wis. Swing County, Voters Criticize 'Handouts'

Many voters in Winnebago County feel that under President Obama, the government has tried to do too much. "I'm not a big fan of how big the government's gotten or how many people are living off the government now," says farmer Charlie Knigge.
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Missouri Voters Haven't All Abandoned Rep. Akin

It seems like the entire political world is focused on comments made by Missouri Rep. Todd Akin about "legitimate" rape, and whether it can cause pregnancy. Akin, who's the state's Republican U.S. Senate nominee, made the remarks in a weekend TV interview. Akin has said he won't pull out of the race.
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GOP Leaders Encourage Akin To Quit Senate Race

Rep. Todd Akin is fighting to hold onto the GOP Senate nomination from Missouri. Party leaders are telling him to step aside. Akin has until late Monday afternoon to withdraw and allow party officials to name a replacement. Akin triggered criticism from both Republicans and Democrats after he told an interviewer that women rarely become pregnant after "a legitimate rape."
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Drought Dries Up Crops, But Not Airline Schedules

The scorching Midwest drought has caused crop prices to soar. But the dry weather is benefiting airlines, whose on-time performance has improved this summer, leading to fewer customer complaints and healthier profits.
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Rice, Moore Invited To Wear Green Jackets

Augusta National Golf Club has decided to admit female members for the first time in 80 years. The home of the Masters has invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina business woman Darla Moore to become the first women in green jackets when the club opens for a new season in October.
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Death Of Handcuffed Man In Police Car Ruled A Suicide

An autopsy report says 21-year-old Chavis Carter shot himself with a concealed handgun. He was detained last month by Jonesboro, Ark., police who stopped a vehicle he was traveling in. Carter had an outstanding drug-related warrant.

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