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Amtrak Tests Faster Trains In Northeast Corridor

Amtrak's Acela Express trains are breaking the speed limit along some stretches in the Northeast corridor. The company it testing how its trains and tracks perform at speeds up to 165 mph. Tests are happening along four isolated stretches of track in Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Massachusett
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Obama, Romney Campaign In Must-Win Ohio

Ohio is in the political spotlight Wednesday. President Obama will be stopping at college towns, courting the young voters who helped him win Ohio four years ago. GOP challenger Mitt Romney is finishing a bus tour that kicked off earlier this week by his running mate Paul Ryan.
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Libertarian Candidate Could Be Election Spoiler

Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson will be on the ballot in November in at least 47 states. The former Republican governor of New Mexico isn't likely to win any of them. But he just might siphon off enough votes from one of the other candidates to affect the outcome.
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Analysis: Renewing The Push To Release Maryland Resident Allen Gross From Cuban Prison

Maryland resident Allen Gross remains in a Cuban jail for allegedly bringing restricted communications equipment into the country. Senator Ben Cardin is leading a renewed push to see him freed.

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Investigation Dims GOP's Hopes For Holding On To House Seat In Fla.

Republican Rep. David Rivera is under investigation in a case that involves allegations of cash-stuffed envelopes and a missing GOP campaign operative. Now, Democrats in Florida think they have a good chance of capturing his seat.
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Despite Pledge, Gloves Are Off In Massachusetts Senate Race

The tight U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts is getting feistier. Republican Sen. Scott Brown is going on the offensive, running his first attack ad against his Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Warren. Yet going negative is risky, thanks to an earlier agreement between the two candidates.
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Obama Talks Of Slavery, Romney Of Freedom At Clinton Global Initiative

President Obama and Mitt Romney took very different approaches in their speeches at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York. Obama focused on the scourge of human trafficking, while Romney proposed tying U.S. foreign aid to job creation and economic reforms in recipient nations.
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Obama Calls For Tolerance At U.N. General Assembly

President Barack Obama addressed world leaders Tuesday in New York City as he opened the UN General Assembly.
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Romney, Obama Leave Attacks Behind At Clinton Talk

Both President Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney spoke Tuesday at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City.

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