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‘Bring it’: Texas Attorney General Ramps up Dispute with International Election Monitors

Updated: 10/26/2012 - Don’t mess with Texas elections. That’s the double-down message Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has delivered to international poll watchers who plan to come and observe voting on Election Day, tweeting “BRING IT” after the group took offense at being threatened with criminal charges from the state’s top prosecutor.

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Costliest Election Ever: Passing the $2B Fundraising Mark

Posted: 10/26/2012 - The 2012 presidential campaign has passed the $2 billion mark in fundraising, fueled by an outpouring of cash from both ordinary citizens and the wealthiest Americans hoping to influence the selection of the country's next leader.

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Study: Women's Pay Gap Starts Right After College

Posted: 10/25/2012 - In their first year out of college, millennial women are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to their male peers, according to a new report from the American Association of University Women.

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Romney Backs Mourdock as Obama Continues Criticism

Posted: 10/25/2012 - Republican Mitt Romney is standing behind Indiana Senate hopeful Richard Mourdock as President Barack Obama's campaign keeps up criticism of Romney's ties to a candidate who said a pregnancy that results from rape is "something God intended."

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Spookily Good Sips

Updated: 10/31/2012 - It’s Thirsty Thursday y’all and it happens to be one of my favorite times of year, Halloween!

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Barnes & Noble Warns of Nationwide Card Data Theft

Posted: 10/24/2012 - Barnes & Noble, the country’s largest bookseller, said data thieves hacked into payment devices at 63 of its stores nationwide and may have stolen credit and debit card information from customers.

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When Caffeine Kills: Energy Drinks Under the Spotlight

Posted: 10/24/2012 - Does this sound like you? Two cups of coffee in the morning, a coffee break at 11 or so, another cup in the afternoon and a cup after dinner? That might be enough to interfere with sleep or even give some people the jitters, but it’s nowhere near an overdose. It may also be nothing compared to what some teenagers are consuming to deal with schoolwork or job pressures.

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Student-Run “Fantasy Slut League” a Concern at California High School

Posted: 10/23/2012 - Parents of students at Piedmont High School in Piedmont, California, received a letter from the principal last week alerting them to the existence of an extracurricular game among male varsity athletes involving the receipt of "score points" in exchange for sexual activities with female students.

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Final Debate Leads Romney to Common Ground with Obama

Posted: 10/23/2012 - Republican Mitt Romney entered Monday night's debate on foreign policy with the goal of presenting himself as a competent, plausible alternative to President Barack Obama as commander in chief.

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FDA: 5 Reported Deaths with Monster Drink Link

Posted: 10/22/2012 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it's investigating reports of five deaths and a non-fatal heart attack linked to highly caffeinated Monster Energy Drinks.

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Banana Boat Sunscreens Recalled

Posted: 10/22/2012 - The maker of Banana Boat sunscreen recalled 23 spray-on products Friday saying there was a risk they could catch fire on one's skin, after reports of five people being burned in the US and Canada.

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FedEx Sees Online Shoppers Powering Holiday Record

Posted: 10/22/2012 - FedEx expects to ship 280 million packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas, up 13 percent from a year ago, thanks to consumers' growing fondness for shopping online.

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State Fair of Texas Closes Run for this Year

Posted: 10/22/2012 - The State Fair of Texas - marked this year by the loss of the towering, cowboy-hat-wearing Big Tex in a fire - may surpass the all-time high spent in previous years on food and amusement rides.

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XOXO, Sorority Girl

Updated: 10/22/2012 - When the phrase "work week" is heard on sorority row, I want to cry. Besides recruitment, work week is the hardest task of a sweet, little, sorority girl’s life.

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Psst, Taxes Go Up In 2013 For 163 Million Workers

Posted: 10/21/2012 - President Barack Obama isn't talking about it. Neither is Mitt Romney. But come January, 163 million workers will feel a big tax bite regardless of who wins the election.

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