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Democratic Allies Battle For New Ohio House Seat

Rep. Dennis Kucinich is perhaps as well-known among peace activists nationwide as he is among his Ohio constituents. Now, Kucinich finds himself in a tenuous political position for the first time in his 15 years in Congress. And he's fighting for re-election against a Democratic ally.
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Keystone: Dead Pipeline Lives On As Election-Year Issue

Now that President Obama has rejected the Keystone XL pipeline, an obvious question is what will it mean for the 2012 presidential election? The key to Keystone is which side will have the most success in framing its case to enough voters for it to make a difference.
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4,258 Miles Of Meat: Chef, Dad On A Quest For BBQ

Chef Molly Baz was working at a Michelin-starred restaurant when she decided to give that up to go on a road trip through barbecue country. She and her father set out to learn everything they could about variations in classic American barbecue. They came back with a couple of favorites — and in serious need of raw vegetables.
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In Former Steel Town, Residents Question GOP Candidates' 'Entitlement Society' Talk

Republican presidential candidates have had some harsh words about the role of government aid in the Obama administration. But in areas still struggling with a bad economy — such as McKeesport, Pa. — those getting aid say it's keeping them afloat. And they worry what cutting them off would mean.
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Timoney Discusses New Job Training Bahraini Police

Robert Siegel talks to John Timoney, senior vice president for business development and senior consultant for police and security matters for Andrews International, a consulting firm with offices throughout the U.S. and the world. He has been recruited by Bahrain for police training. Timoney is a former Miami and Philadelphia police chief, who won accolades for fighting crime and curbing police shootings of civilians. But his handling of street demonstrations during the Free Trade Area of the Americas summit in 2003 brought lawsuits from the American Civil Liberties Union over the same issues of excessive force and unlawful arrests.
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Wikipedia Goes Dark To Protest Anti-Piracy Bills

Wikipedia and dozens of websites went dark Wednesday to protest two bills in Congress that the entertainment industry says are needed to protect American movies and music from so-called "rogue" websites — foreign-based sites that specialize in copyright infringement.
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Are Attitudes Toward The Wealthy Changing?

Although Mitt Romney isn't the first very rich man to run for president, his multi-millionaire status seems to keep coming up — and often not in Romney's favor. Robert Siegel talks to Robert Frank, who covers wealth for the Wall Street Journal, about society's changing attitudes toward the extremely well off.

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