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Comparing Romney's '47 Percent' Remark And Obama's 'Cling To Guns' Comments

While there are similarities between Mitt Romney's remarks in 2012 and President Obama's in 2008 — both meant to explain to donors why some voters are cold to them — there are profound differences, as well.
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Zoo Staffers Gave Panda Pro-Pregnancy Pep Talks

Panda Mei Xiang hadn't given birth in seven years. After five attempts of trying to help her get pregnant, workers at the National Zoo were worried. So they started talking to her. One panda keeper told Mei Xiang, "I know you can do this." It worked — she gave birth Sunday night.
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Obama Gets Tough On China's Auto Subsidies

GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has criticized President Obama for not taking a harder line against China. On Monday, the White House announced a new trade complaint over what the administration calls China's unfair subsidies for auto parts. The news came as Obama campaigned in Ohio, where auto parts are big business.
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Outside Groups Monitor Chicago Teachers Strike

As the school strike in Chicago goes on, the contest isn't just between the teachers union and the Chicago Board of education. Many see the Chicago conflict as a battle for the future, not just of unions, but of public education.
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Shuttle Endeavour To Begin Voyage To New Home

Piggybacking on a modified jumbo jet, the retired space shuttle will make its way from Florida to a permanent display site at the California Science Center. After this week's final flight, the 170,000-pound shuttle still has to navigate the streets of Los Angeles, which is no easy task.
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Neil Gaiman Posts Note From Actress With A Role In 'Innocence Of Muslims'

This morning, author Neil Gaiman posted "A Letter from a Scared Actress," which he introduced by explaining that he met actress Anna Gurji a few years ago, before she moved to America from Georgia — and eventually acted in Innocence of Muslims.
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Romney Disparages Obama Voters In Hidden Video

The presidential campaign of Mitt Romney has weathered several difficult days in a row. Last week, conservatives criticized Romney for remarks he made about unrest in Libya and Egypt. Over the weekend, a story in Politico revealed internal sniping within the Romney high command. On Monday the Romney campaign vowed to get back to substance. But their efforts may be thwarted by an article on the website of Mother Jones, which contained excerpts from a video secretly recorded at a Romney fundraiser, in which he disparaged supporters of President Obama. Audie Cornish talks with Ari Shapiro.

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