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59.2 Million Tuned Into Monday's Debate, Smallest Of The Audiences

There were 67.2 million viewers for the candidates' Oct. 3 faceoff and 65.6 for the debate on Oct. 16. One reason for the decline on Monday: Major League Baseball and the National Football League were also on the air Monday night.
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Alexandria City Council To Consider Public Art Policy

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Do developers have an obligation to contribute art to the communities in which they build? That's the thrust of a new bill being considered by the Alexandria City Council.

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Horses, Bayonets And The Modern Military

President Obama said during Monday night's debate that the U.S. Army has fewer horses and bayonets than in the past. That's true, although Army Special Forces were on horseback in Afghanistan when they helped defeat the Taliban in 2001. The last bayonet charge was during the Korean War in 1951.
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Environmental Issues And The 2012 Presidential Race

Environmental issues and the 2012 campaign: What President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney say and don't say about energy independence, environmental regulations and climate change.

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Photo Of Dying WWII Veteran Casting Last Vote Inspires Thousands

Frank Tanabe, 93, is on his deathbed. But he wanted to vote one last time. The photo his grandson posted has gone viral. During World War II, Tanabe volunteered to serve in the military while being held in a California internment camp.
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There's A Reason They Call It A Battleground State

Ohio has been a key swing state in the last three presidential races. But there's a tone in the state this year that seems to go beyond any divisiveness that we've witnessed before. And it runs from the presidential contest to the Senate clash to a particularly bitter House race.
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Florida Officials Investigate Fake Voter Eligibility Letters

It's a sign that Election Day is getting closer: increasing reports of efforts to intimidate or mislead voters. Letters from an unknown source have been sent to voters in at least 20 Florida counties questioning their citizenship and eligibility to vote.
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Analysis: Romney Debate Strategy Shows He Thinks He's In the Driver's Seat

The retracting of the Romney horns was too obvious to be spontaneous. That is not the way the GOP nominee and his team operate. They have decided that polls in their favor are now the contest's defining factor. So their tactics for the third debate went from "go after him" to "don't blow it."
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Debate Round 3: Split Decision Or Knock Out?

The presidential candidates squared off in their final debate on Monday, sparring over foreign policy and national security. Host Michel Martin discusses the debate with speechwriters Mary Kate Cary, who has worked with Republicans, and Paul Orzulak, who has worked with Democrats.

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