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ELECTION ANALYSIS: We're split down the middle

Updated: 11/07/2012 - The election laid bare a dual - and dueling - nation, politically speaking, jaggedly split down the middle on the presidency and torn over much else. It seems you can please only half of the people nearly all of the time.

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Stocks plunge after election; Europe woes deepen

Updated: 11/07/2012 - With the election now behind, investors shifted attentions to the challenges facing the U.S. and global economies. Analysts say the risk of the looming "fiscal cliff", a series of tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect at the first of the year, is weighing on the market mood.

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Republican control of House moving into view

Updated: 11/06/2012 - Renewed Republican control of the House has moved into view as Election Day's initial returns show Democrats failing to make inroads into the GOP's current majority in the chamber.

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Romney wins Georgia & Tennessee

Posted: 11/06/2012 - Mitt Romney has won in Georgia. It's a state that had appeared to be a potential battleground early in the campaign, but ended up being part of Romney's Southern base.

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There are now 2 independents in the US Senate

Updated: 11/06/2012 - Former Gov. Angus King has won the Senate race in Maine, running as an independent. King will take over the seat held by retiring Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe.

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Voters deciding more than the next president

Posted: 11/06/2012 - Americans lined up at voting places around the country today to give their verdict on a long and bruising campaign for the White House and other matters.

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Obama advisor optimistic

Posted: 11/06/2012 - Top White House adviser David Plouffe likes what he sees in terms of voter turnout, especially in the nine battleground states that President Barack Obama has been targeting.

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Sporadic voting problems reported

Updated: 11/06/2012 - Sporadic problems were reported Tuesday at polling places around the country, including a confrontation in Pennsylvania involving Republican inspectors over access to some polls and a voting machine that lit up for Republican Mitt Romney even when a voter pressed the button for President Barack Obama.

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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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