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  • Libyan Group Denies Role In U.S. Consulate Attack
    Ansar al-Sharia, the ultraconservative armed Islamist group, is accused of taking part in the attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans. The group denies it participated, but its leadership has stopped short of condemning the attack.
  • Father Of Pakistan's Nukes Enters Politics
    A.Q. Khan is a hero at home for helping build the bomb, and a villain in the West for selling nuclear secrets to Iran and North Korea. Now he's forming a political movement with an eye on looming parliamentary elections.
  • Why Mental Pictures Can Sway Your Moral Judgment
    Some dilemmas produce vivid images in our head — and we're wired to respond emotionally to pictures. That can trigger unconscious biases that influence our judgment of right and wrong.
  • Progress Made On Drug For Autism Symptoms
    The drug, called arbaclofen, made people with Fragile X syndrome less likely to avoid social interactions, according to a newly published study. Researchers suspect it might do the same for people with autism.
  • Military Vote Seen As A Key To Capturing Virginia
    Both presidential campaigns are focusing on just a few swing states, and the relatively few undecided voters remaining. One of those states is Virginia, where a key swing constituency is military veterans.
  • Warren's Senate Bid Gets A Boost From DNC Speech
    One person, other than President Obama, who appears to have benefited from the Democratic National Convention is Elizabeth Warren, the party's nominee for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. Polls out this week show Warren opening a lead over her Republican rival Senator Scott Brown.
  • Correction To Taxpayer Stories
    Two reports referring to Americans who do not pay taxes included mentions of active-duty military service members. Military personnel do pay federal income tax. But there are exemptions for some, including those who are serving in designated combat zones.
  • Google To Become Display Ad Leader
    The search giant is expected to be the top firm in online display advertising revenue this year, according to analysts at eMarketer. Google would unseat the reigning online ad champ Facebook. That would be a blow for Facebook, which only last year managed to beat back the previous top earner: Yahoo.
  • Chick-Fil-A, Chicago Alderman Moreno Reach Deal
    Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno says he will no longer stand in the way of Chick-fil-A opening a restaurant in his ward since it will stop making donations to groups that oppose gay marriage. It was a month ago that supporters filled Chick-fil-A restaurants and gay activists protested after the CEO of the restaurant chain said he opposed same-sex marriage.
  • Samsung Keeps Up Patent Fight Against Apple
    Apple and Samsung remained locked in their high stakes patent dispute. A Silicon Valley jury last month ordered Samsung to pay Apple more than $1 billion for infringing on its patents. Samsung is fighting in court and with a new aggressive marketing campaign for its Galaxy smartphones.

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