Minden Press-Herald

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Oct 02nd

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Romney took La.; 4 congressmen re-elected

BATON ROUGE — Four of the state's incumbent Republican congressmen coasted to re-election victories Tuesday, while the battle between GOP U.S. Reps. Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry headed to a December runoff.

As expected, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney easily won Louisiana's eight electoral votes against President Barack Obama.

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Sandy leaves death, darkness

NEW YORK — As superstorm Sandy marched slowly inland, millions along the East Coast awoke Tuesday without power or mass transit, with huge swaths of the nation's largest ...

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Finish in sight

Candidates pumped for final dash

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Their debates now history, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney on Tuesday open a two-week sprint to Elect...

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Oil prices rise ahead of consumer survey

The price of oil rose to near $93 a barrel on Tuesday, lifted by expectations of improved consumer confidence in the U.S. and supply concerns tied to new sanctions agains...

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Teacher evaluations at center of strike

CHICAGO — Educators in Los Angeles just signed a new deal with the city's school district. So, too, did teachers in Boston. Both require performance evaluations based in ...

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First of its kind, NYC proposal to crack down on super-sized sodas goes to vote today

NEW YORK (AP) — One of New York City's most ambitious efforts to prod residents to live healthier appears poised to pass as a health panel takes up a plan to cut down sal...

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Obama to sketch path forward

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama goes before the Democratic National Convention and the nation on Thursday for a capstone speech designed not just to persuad...

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