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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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  • Opponents Say S.C.'s Voting Law Unfair For The Poor
    This year, South Carolina passed a law requiring voters to show a government-issued photo ID at the polls. It still needs approval from the Justice Department. But voting rights advocates say it will be a burden for the poor and elderly who don't have birth certificates, or who have certificates with misspelled names or wrong dates.
  • Fact Checking The GOP Debate
    Melissa Block talks to Bill Adair, editor of the nonpartisan fact-checking website PolitiFact.com, to truth-squad some of the claims in Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate.
  • Turkish Troops Stage Incursion Into Iraq
    Turkish government forces stage an incursion into northern Iraq after a cross border raid by Kurdish guerrillas that left more than 20 Turkish soldiers dead.
  • Businesses Push Back On Foreign Bribery Law
    The Justice Department has recovered more than $1 billion in fines using an anti-bribery law called the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. But now business groups are calling on Congress to overhaul it and rein in prosecutors. They say the law is producing a lot of confusion and big legal bills.
  • FDA Probe Points To Cantaloupe Packing Plant As Source Of Listeria
    The outbreak of listeria in fresh cantaloupe has been blamed for at least 25 deaths and 123 illnesses in 26 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. Casualties have slowed since September, but the outbreak is far from over, officials say.
  • In Syria, Can The President Outlast The Protesters?
    President Bashar Assad still has full control of the capital and has relied heavily on his security forces to limit demonstrations elsewhere. He has made no major concessions, and seems determined to defeat the uprising.
  • Peace Activist Spurred Prisoner Swap
    Unusual behind-the-scenes negotiations led to the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and hundreds of Hamas members this week. Robert Siegel speaks with Patrick Martin, The Globe and Mail's Middle East correspondent, about the peace activist and the professor who got things going.
  • Norman Corwin, Writer And Radio Pioneer, Dies
    Norman Corwin, a trailblazing writer, journalist and director whose work was heard by millions, died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles.
  • How Are Business Impacted By Occupy Wall Street?
    Depending on the business, vendors are either profiting or losing revenues due to the ongoing presence of protesters in New York's Zuccotti Park. A look at the impact the protest is having on the neighborhood and local businesses.
  • The Informal Media Team Behind Occupy Wall Street
    Volunteers monitor social media and produce the group's Livestream to get news to their followers. Some say it makes them think about a career in journalism; others joined to get their message out. "Getting in front of the camera [and] trying to inspire people ... is just who I am," says one volunteer.

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