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Ariz. Voters Pick Giffords' Aide To Replace Her

Voters in Southern Arizona decided Tuesday who will replace former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords for the remainder of her term: her former district director, Ron Barber. Giffords resigned from Congress in January to focus on recovery from injuries she suffered in a shooting in early 2011. Barber was also injured. His Republican opponent, Tucson businessman Jesse Kelly, narrowly lost to Giffords two years ago.
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From Philippines To Afghanistan: A Soldier's Story

Spc. Bryan Maximo dreamed of being a soldier when he was a young boy in the Philippines and heard stories of his grandfather, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Maximo came to the U.S. and worked hard studying English. He wanted to become an infantryman. Last month, he suffered a concussion in an explosion in Afghanistan.
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Victim, Witness Testify In Sandusky Trial

Testimony continues in the trial of Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State football coach accused of abusing boys. Tuesday saw emotional and graphic testimony from a victim and a witness.
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Georgia Peanut Farmers Resist Farm Bill Changes

Farmers in the South are paying close attention to the debate in Washington over the farm bill. They're not so happy that farmers in the Midwest appear to be getting a better deal than they are.

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