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Iowa Voters Who Are — Literally — Done With The Election

Iowa is the first swing state to open polling sites. Democrats have requested the overwhelming majority of absentee ballots in Iowa. But Republicans have an 18,000-person lead in voter registration.
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Lawmakers, Librarians Take Renewed Look At Renovating D.C.'s Central Library

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in D.C.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is badly in need of renovation, but during a roundtable Thursday, lawmakers and librarians were relieved to hear that it could be fixed at all.

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In 1980s Romney Video From His Bain Days, Profits, Not Jobs, Were Focus

The newly unearthed video of Mitt Romney in 1985 explaining how Bain Capital hoped to "harvest" the firms it invested in seemed at odds with the Republican presidential nominee's suggestion on the campaign trail that creating jobs was a major aim in those days.
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A Second, Chance Interview With Subject Of Controversial First Lady Remarks

NPR's Ari Shapiro has the unexpected chance to let an interview subject clarify remarks recorded weeks ago and several states away.
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GOP Reassess Akin After 'Legitimate Rape' Comments

Now that Missouri Republican Todd Akin is not dropping out of the Senate race against incumbent Claire McCaskill, the GOP is rethinking how distant it wants to remain from him. Akin became toxic for remarks about "legitimate rape" — but the GOP Senate map nationwide is looking increasingly grim.
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Romney Talks Economy, Military Cuts In Virginia

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney campaigned with veterans in Northern Virginia on Thursday. And like President Obama, he was in territory that voted for the opposite party four years ago.
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Obama Holds Slim Advantage In Swing State Virginia

President Obama traveled to a Republican stronghold in the swing state of Virginia. And he addressed a group that has long favored the GOP — veterans and military families.

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