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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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  • Indiana Senate Hopeful Under Fire For Rape Comment
    Women's issues were back front and center in politics on Wednesday after Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said in a debate Tuesday night that when a rape results in pregnancy "it is something that God intended to happen." Democrats pounced and Mitt Romney distanced himself from the remarks. But the Romney campaign did not ask Mourdock to pull down a TV ad Romney taped for him. Mourdock is in a tight race with Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly in an overall fierce contest for control of the U.S. Senate.
  • Romney Faces Challenges In Nevada
    Republican nominee Mitt Romney campaigned in Nevada on Wednesday.
  • Obama Pushes Early Voting On Swing State Tour
    President Obama campaigned in Iowa, Colorado, Nevada and California on Wednesday.
  • Manitoba Town Offers New Residents Land For $10
    Reston, Manitoba, Canada wants you. The small town is trying to attract new residents and is offering plots of land for $10 to encourage growth. Audie Cornish and Melissa Block have more on what Reston has to offer.
  • Crooks Target Barnes And Noble's PIN Pad Devices
    Hackers stole credit card information from Barnes and Noble customers last month. Audie Cornish speaks with Kim Zetter, senior reporter for Wired magazine, about the security breach, and why point of sale systems are growing vulnerable to security threats.
  • In Animal Kingdom, Voting Of A Different Sort Reigns
    "One common property we see in animal groups from schooling fish to flocking birds to primate groups is that they effectively vote to decide where to go and what to do," says an evolutionary biologist. But like human leaders, successful animal leaders know they can't get too far ahead of their constituents.
  • Temporary Ceasefire May Be On The Way In Syria
    Syria's government has indicated it may accept a UN-Arab League proposal for a four-day ceasefire during the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha. The United States is cautiously welcoming the news.
  • As Somalia's War Ebbs, Mogadishu Dares To Rebuild
    Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, is experiencing a rebirth. It may still be fragile at this stage, but after two decades of war and anarchy, the Indian Ocean city is coming back to life following the expulsion of Islamist militants.
  • Vote While You Shop: 'Pop-Up' Poll Sites Sweep Iowa
    In Iowa, it takes just 100 signatures to petition for a temporary "satellite" voting station. Campaigns are establishing the pop-up sites at grocery stores and college campuses to encourage early voting at convenient times and locations.
  • 3 Ballot Measures Would OK Pot Beyond Medicine
    This November, three states will vote on ballot initiatives to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The legalization effort is getting support from U.S. attorneys and a Republican candidate for Senate. Some of the most intense opposition is coming from earlier legalization pioneers.

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