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Democrat Terry McAuliffe Wins Virginia Governor's Race

Democrat Terry McAuliffe won the hotly contested Virginia governor's race, defeating Republican Ken Cuccinelli, who was supported by the Tea Party.
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Bill De Blasio Wins New York City Mayoral Election

Democrat Bill de Blasio won the New York City mayor's race, defeating Republican Joseph Lhota. He became the first Democrat to win the office since 1990.
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Gov. Chris Christie Wins Re-Election In N.J.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie won re-election to a second term. The Associated Press projected Christie, a Republican, the winner over Democrat Barbara Buono.
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Head Of Medicare, Medicaid Back On Capitol Hill For Health Law Hearing

The Senate grills the Obama administration officials being held responsible for the rocky rollout of the Affordable Care Act's federal health insurance marketplace.
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Environmental Outlook: Dan Fagin: "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation" (Rebroadcast)

For two generations, chemical companies in Toms River, N.J., dumped toxic waste. For this month’s Environmental Outlook, Diane and her guest discuss the life of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution.

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9 Elections To Watch

From the Eastern Seaboard to the Pacific Northwest, there's a colorful and compelling roster of political contests on Tuesday. Many of them have national implications, including a gubernatorial contest in New Jersey and a special congressional runoff in Alabama.
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Labeling GMO Foods

Around the country, the debate over GMO foods is shifting from questions of safety to the issue of labeling requirements. We look at a ballot initiative voters take up this week in Washington State on the issue.

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Virginia Election Wrap-Up

Virginia voters turned out across the commonwealth to elect candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and the House of Delegates. We break down the results and explore likely impact within Virginia and across the country.

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Tuesday Political Mix: The Young Skip Obamacare, For Now

Young people aren't enrolling in Obamacare to the extent insurance companies need... Democrats focused on keeping the New Jersey state legislature, not beating Gov. Christie... New York City's Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio wants enough people to vote for him so he can claim a mandate.
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Kirk's First Senate Speech Since Stroke Is For Gay Rights Bill

VIDEO: Watch the Republican senator from Illinois deliver his first remarks from the floor of the Senate since suffering a stroke nearly two years ago. He spoke up in favor of legislation that would ban discrimination in the workplace on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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