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Rundown for September 27, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 6 Comments

Political Wrap Up: From Polls To Debate Prep

President Barack Obama is pitching a broad economic argument to voters before next week’s debate with Republican opponent Mitt Romney, buying TV time in seven battleground states to promote a “new economic patriotism.”

12:15 PM EDT 105 Comments

Do ‘Ghost Bikes’ Show Failures Of Road Sharing?

So-called “ghost bikes” serve as a reminder of cyclist fatalities. But they may spotlight the need for more safety efforts.

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Negative Ads Flood The Airwaves In Ohio Senate Race

Ohio’s Senate race was once rated one of the most competitive in the country, but a barrage of negative ads may be changing that.

12:40 PM EDT 5 Comments

New Allergy Test Offers Hope For Some Families

A new allergy test is revealing that some kids who were told they had food allergies are not allergic to what they thought.

12:50 PM EDT 5 Comments

The Voice Of Rocky The Squirrel Turns 95

In her decades as a voice actress, June Foray has portrayed a multitude of animated characters: From Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Natasha Fatale from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show to Witch Hazel from Looney Tunes.

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New Documentary Profiles Human Rights Watch Team

An elite group known as the E-Team travels across the globe documenting human rights violations and war crimes.

October 23 Comment

Bottom Of The Sea Is ‘A World Of Surprises’

The world's oceans cover nearly two-thirds of the Earth's surface, yet little is understood about the ocean floor.

October 22 13 Comments

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

Critics say a ban would violate the state's voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

October 22 4 Comments

Modest Raise For Social Security Recipients

Economist Diane Swonk says the 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase falls short of the inflation older Americans actually see.