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Chatter: America votes

The US votes - while the rest of the world holds its breath and hopes it doesn't do anything crazy, Russia sacks its defense minister, and the Bo Xilai scandal gets even more scandalous.
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The US votes - while the rest of the world holds its breath and hopes it doesn't do anything crazy, Russia sacks its defense minister, and the Bo Xilai scandal gets even more scandalous.
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Chatter: Final scramble for votes in US swing states

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have just a few more hours to convince US voters before tomorrow's election, fatal bombings hit Bahrain, and scientists find a way to turn heartbeats into electrical power.
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Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have just a few more hours to convince US voters before tomorrow's election, fatal bombings hit Bahrain, and scientists find a way to turn heartbeats into electrical power.
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Chatter: Presidential debates end, presidential race continues

The final debate leaves US voters unmoved, the Gaza Strip gets a rare foreign visitor, and Britain's beloved BBC is forced to confront a devastating sex scandal.
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The final debate leaves US voters unmoved, the Gaza Strip gets a rare foreign visitor, and Britain's beloved BBC is forced to confront a devastating sex scandal.
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Syria war: Did Obama call Syrian President Bashar al Assad a reformer?

Mitt Romney's campaign has repeatedly blasted President Barack Obama for calling Syrian President Bashar al Assad a "reformer." Is that accurate?

Obama and Romney are missing the point on Libya


Commentary: If US and allies had backed African Union mediation plan, Libya would be a different country today.
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Libyan leader Muammar Ghadaffi speaks during the 13th African Union summit of heads of state and government in Sirte in 2009. Had the US followed the guidelines of the organization in its dealings with Ghadaffi, Libya may have been a far more peaceful place than it is today. (Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images)
Libya has experienced a surge in violence and instability after Gaddafi's death. What better policies could have been followed in dealing with a post-Gaddafi Libya?
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Is this election really all about race and national identity?

Many see Obama’s policies of inclusion as undermining whites’ view of citizenship.
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US President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shake hands following the second presidential debate at the David Mack Center at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, October 16, 2012. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)
Do Mitt Romney's economic policies represent a movement away from a shared national identity?
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Mitt Romney tells employers to 'make it very clear' to employees how to vote (VIDEO)

Mitt Romney says there's "nothing illegal" about bosses telling workers which candidate is best for business.

Chatter: Obama comes out swinging in round two

Barack Obama picks up his game for the second presidential debate, Rwanda is accused of commanding its next-door neighbor's rebellion, and Australia's PM rewrites the dictionary on sexism.
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Barack Obama picks up his game for the second presidential debate, Rwanda is accused of commanding its next-door neighbor's rebellion, and Australia's PM rewrites the dictionary on sexism.
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Mitt Romney: I was 'completely wrong' about 47 percent (VIDEO)

"When I become president, it will be about helping the 100 percent," Mitt Romney told Fox News Thursday night.

Chatter: Mitt Romney "completely wrong" about the 47 percent

Mitt Romney admits to being "completely wrong" about 47 percent of US voters, the UN Security Council says violence in Syria is threatening its neighbors, and the world's least-secret secret agent turns 50.
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Mitt Romney admits to being "completely wrong" about 47 of US voters, the UN Security Council says violence in Syria is threatening its neighbors, and the world's least-secret secret agent turns 50.
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