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President Obama Inoculates Women Against ‘Romnesia’

Flanked by a mosaic of hundreds of female supporters, President Obama delivered his sharpest attack yet on Mitt Romney’s record on women’s rights during a rally Friday at George Mason University in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.

For Hispanics, A Question Of Turnout

By now, it’s no surprise that most Latinos plan to vote for President Obama. They are the nation’s largest minority group, often likened to a sleeping giant that could decide the outcome in key swing states.

CDC: Meningitis Mold In Tainted Drug Can Incubate For Months

As the caseload of fungal meningitis linked to a tainted steroid drug climbs, experts are learning more about this human-made epidemic. The signs indicate that cases could still be emerging until Thanksgiving or beyond.

Catholics celebrate Native American saint credited with US boy’s recovery

Jake Finkbonner was so close to death after flesh-eating bacteria infected him through a cut on his lip that his parents had last rites performed and were discussing donating the five-year-old’s tiny organs

Lebanon cabinet to quit as protests over Beirut bomb mount

The crisis in Lebanon following the assassination of Beirut’s top police official appeared to be deepening as the prime minister, Najib Mikati, announced his cabinet would resign as soon as a caretaker national unity government could be formed.

Gaza-bound ship Estelle intercepted by Israeli forces

Israeli forces have intercepted a boat carrying pro-Palestinian activists seeking to breach the naval blockade on Gaza

US risks drawing Beijing’s ire with military cruise in disputed waters

A US aircraft carrier group cruised through the disputed South China Sea on Saturday in a show of American power in waters that are fast becoming a focal point of Washington’s strategic rivalry with Beijing.

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