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Obama 'Forward' Video: President's Case For Re-Election In A Nutshell

The video titled "Forward" distills much of Obama's argument for his re-election. It opens with news footage meant to recall how truly perilous was the state of the economy leading into his election, then leads into his achievements in office — the economic stimulus, health-care reform, the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and the killing of Osama bin Laden, among them.
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A Museum Teaches Tolerance Through Jim Crow

Michigan's new Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia is using the ugliness of racism to teach a lesson of acceptance. "We are a resource that does the thing that many Americans don't want to do," says museum founder and curator David Pilgrim, "and that is to talk about race in a direct way."
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The Current U.S.-China Standoff Has A Precedent

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is believed to be under U.S. protection in Beijing. It's not the first time China and the U.S. have faced this kind of delicate question. Something similar happened in 1989, and it took a year for the two countries to resolve it.
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Europe Pressures U.S. Tech On Internet Privacy Laws

American tech giants are under pressure from Europe to offer stronger privacy options to consumers. Privacy advocates say American Internet users will have the European Union to thank if tighter regulations pass, but the industry says the Europeans are hampering an American success story with regulation.
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Accident During Yacht Race Leaves Three Dead

Three men are confirmed dead after an accident over the weekend during a sailboat race from Southern California to Ensenada, Mexico. Wreckage from their boat was spotted early Saturday morning but the cause of its destruction remains a mystery.
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Towns Debate Impact Of Calif.-Las Vegas Bullet Train

A bullet train that would deliver tourists from southern California to the Las Vegas strip could be the nation's first high-speed rail system to break ground. The private company, DesertXpress, will soon learn whether it's going to receive a $4.9 billion federal loan for the project. The train's supporters and its critics have squared off over the familiar issues of jobs versus wasteful federal spending. The proposed train is also pitting two small towns against each other.
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White House Defends Drone Program

The White House's chief counterterrorism adviser offered a detailed defense on Monday of America's use of drones against al-Qaida terrorists, including the targeted killings of U.S. citizens. John Brennan's comments come on the eve of the anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

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