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Iraq officials: Bomb near military base kills 27

Posted: 11/06/2012 - Police say the blast struck around midday Tuesday as Iraqi troops were leaving the base in Taji, 20 kilometers (12 miles), north of the capital. They say 19 soldiers are among the dead.

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Feverish early-vote effort turns to Election Day

Updated: 11/06/2012 - Ever urgent as the clock runs down, Barack Obama's and Mitt Romney's teams have been pressing voters to get to the polls while thousands who are already there have waited in long lines for their final chance to avoid the Election Day crush.

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In final stretch, rivals stress differences and bipartisanship hopes

Posted: 11/04/2012 - President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney raced across competitive battleground states Sunday. They stressed differences on the economy, health care and more while professing a willingness to work across party lines to end gridlock in Washington.

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Election officials hopeful, despite storm damage

Updated: 11/05/2012 - Power generators are being marshaled, polling locations moved and voting machines hurriedly put into place as officials prepare to hold the election in storm-ravaged sections of New York and New Jersey barely a week after Superstorm Sandy.

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Obama orders fuel to be sent to areas hit by Sandy

Updated: 11/02/2012 - The Obama administration is ordering the purchase of up to 12 million gallons of unleaded fuel and up to 10 million gallons of diesel fuel for distribution in areas impacted by Superstorm Sandy to supplement private sector efforts.

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US economy adds 171K jobs, rate rises to 7.9 pct.

Updated: 11/03/2012 - U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October and hiring was stronger over the previous two months than first thought. The unemployment rate inched up to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent in September because the work force grew.

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Frustration builds on Day 3 in storm-stricken NYC

Updated: 11/02/2012 - Subways started rolling except in areas flooded by Sandy. Bridges into the city are open, but police enforced a carpooling rule that appeared to worsen, not improve congestion.

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State-by-state look at superstorm's effects

Updated: 11/01/2012 - The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, killing at least 75 people in the United States. Power outages now stand at more than 4.6 million homes and businesses, down from a peak of 8.5 million.

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