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  • Occupy Protesters Consider Political Future
    Demonstrators have been removed by police in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, but some cities still have active 24-hour protests. Now activists in New York and elsewhere are talking about the movement's next phase, including the degree to which Occupy activists should get involved in the 2012 election.
  • Recent Veterans Find Higher Jobless Rates On Return
    The unemployment rate for vets who have served since September 2001 is higher than the overall U.S. rate. Though veteran unemployment was the subject of a recently passed bill, one veterans advocate says he worries that as Americans grow weary of hearing about war, Congress will also stop paying attention.
  • Students Speak Their Mind At Penn State Forum
    Penn State students attended a forum on campus Wednesday night to discuss the child sex abuse scandal. Former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is charged with abusing eight boys over a 15-year period. A new accuser, who is not part of the criminal case, has filed a lawsuit alleging Sandusky abused him more than 100 times and threatened his family to keep him quiet.
  • Is NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly Bulletproof?
    New York Police Department officers have been accused of fixing tickets, planting drugs and smuggling guns, but so far none of these allegations has dented Commissioner Raymond Kelly's seemingly flawless reputation.
  • What A Lack Of AIDS Funding Could Mean For Africa
    The world's largest supporter of AIDS programs says it is well short of its fundraising goals because of the global financial crisis. The announcement by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has raised concern about the future for AIDS patients on World AIDS Day.
  • Gingrich Attracts Crowds In South Carolina
    GOP voters welcomed Newt Gingrich as he campaigned in South Carolina this week. Gingrich crossed the state from the coastal counties to the mountains as he continued to rise in some polls. The former House Speaker is showcasing his experience and his ideas to Southern Republicans as he vies to become the GOP presidential nominee.
  • Poor Get A Stake In India's Booming Economy
    Even a tiny plot of land in India can be a ticket out of poverty. That's because many government programs and benefits are tied to land ownership. One non-governmental organization is running a program to help the rural poor obtain the title to the land they till.
  • Competitor Permitted To Sell Lipitor Generic
    Drugmaker Pfizer lost the patent on its blockbuster drug Lipitor on Wednesday. And on the same day, regulators granted an Indian company approval to sell a generic version of the cholesterol drug in the U.S. market.
  • Boeing, Machinists Union Reach Tentative Deal
    Boeing and the International Association of Machinists have reached a tentative deal that would extend the contract for four years and end Boeing's dispute with the National Labor Relations Board. If approved, the agreement would mean that a new version of the popular 737 model would be built by union workers in Washington state, and that the new 787 model could be assembled in South Carolina, which is a right-to-work state.
  • In Miami, Plans For Mega-Casinos Bring Hope And Ire
    A Malaysian developer plans to spend more than $3 billion to build a Miami casino that it says will be the world's largest. The gaming industry says its plans for the city's waterfront are a big win for the local economy. But critics, including The Walt Disney Co., are betting against them.

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