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Great Day In South Carolina? Depends Who You Ask

Under orders from GOP Gov. Nikki Haley, state employees must answer the phone saying: "It's a great day in South Carolina." Two Democratic legislators want to ban the cheery mandate. They say no sunny hellos as long as unemployment is more than 5 percent in the state.
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Gingrich Ups Romney At Iowa Chocolate Factory

After Gingrich failed to qualify for the Virginia primary ballot, Mitt Romney compared Gingrich's disorganized campaign to a well-known I Love Lucy episode. Gingrich stopped at an Iowa chocolate store Wednesday but things didn't get out of hand like they did in the TV show. Instead, Gingrich challenged Romney again to a series of one-on-one debates.
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2012 Could See New Regulations For Table Saws

Every year, thousands of Americans suffer severe injuries using the saws. But after a series of reports by NPR, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has started crafting new safety rules for table saws.
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Constituents Disgusted With Do-Nothing Congress

Members of Congress failed to reach many agreements this year, and that didn't go unnoticed by the American people. Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center, tells Linda Wertheimer that polls shows "historic levels of public discontent with Congress."
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Romney Packs 'Em In As Momentum Builds In Iowa

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney had down played his prospects in Iowa for most of this year. But with the caucuses just days away, Romney is crisscrossing the state. He seems determined to prove he'll be tough enough to take on President Obama.
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GoDaddy's Support For Bill Draws Customers' Ire

Two bills to stop online piracy are being hashed out in Congress. Supporters call online piracy theft of intellectual property, while opponents say the bills amount to censorship. Declan McCullagh, the chief political correspondent for CNET, says some customers are boycotting domain registar GoDaddy for its initial support of one of the bills.
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In Katrina's Wake, New Orleans Enjoys Startup Boom

New Orleans has long been known as one of America's hardest luck cities, struggling over the years with poverty, crime, corruption and tragic disaster. But the city's darkest days have sparked a surprising new entrepreneurial spirit.

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