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Nike Drops Sponsorship Of Armstrong Over Doping

Lance Armstrong is stepping down from his role as Chairman at his cancer-fighting foundation, Livestrong. He's also been dropped by Nike, which ended its relationship with him on Wednesday.
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Unmasking One Of The Internet's Biggest 'Trolls'

A key anonymous moderator for violent and sexual topics on the social media site Reddit has been unmasked. Melissa Block talks with Gawker reporter Adrian Chen about his article outing "Violentacrez," and what makes an Internet troll tick.
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GOP Angry With Moderator Crowley After Debate

Mitt Romney traveled to Virginia Wednesday morning after Tuesday night's second presidential debate. Robert Siegel talks with Ari Shapiro.
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Obama Focused, Energetic After Second Debate

President Obama traveled to Iowa Wednesday morning to meet with voters after Tuesday night's second presidential debate.
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Divided Wis. Voters Unite In Debate Viewing

A group in Wisconsin is trying to heal that state's bitter partisan divide by holding monthly meetings and forums to discuss political issues with in a friendly and more civil way. But could they remain civil while watching Tuesday night's presidential debate?
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Which President Would Make The Best Babysitter?

A recent ABC News poll quizzed registered voters on this question: Of the two presidential candidates, who'd you prefer as a babysitter? President Obama currently leads Governor Romney as a choice 49 percent to 36 percent. But the question itself got us wondering — among past presidents, who'd be a better babysitter? We polled several historians to find out.
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Gun Control A Surprise Issue In Presidential Debate

A topic rarely discussed by the presidential candidates this election — gun control — was raised during Tuesday's debate. But they spent little time discussing specifics of their Second Amendment policies. Melissa Block talks about those policies with Rebekah Metzler of U.S. News and World Report.
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Guilty Plea In Plot To Murder Saudi Ambassador

Manssor Arbabsiar, an Iranian-born naturalized American citizen, has admitted conspiring with Iranian officials, the Justice Department says. Iranian officials have accused the U.S. of fabricating the plot.
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Man Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Bomb N.Y. Federal Reserve

The FBI says a 21-year-old Bangladeshi man came to the U.S. in January "for the purpose of conducting a terrorist attack on U.S. soil." He made contact with people he thought were al-Qaida operatives, but one of those individuals was an FBI source.

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