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Democrats Scramble toPrevent Republican Wins

Obama and his Democratic allies pulled out the stops in a bid to prevent Republicans from sweeping major elections

Former GOP CandidateThrows Support to N.Y. Dem

Republican Scozzafava puts New York congressional race in turmoil by endorsing Democrat Owens, one day after dropping out of race

Obama in All-Out Push toSave New Jersey's Corzine

President makes a last-minute appearance for governor in race that may foreshadow next year's elections | VIDEO

Wallets Thin, Waistlines Expand in Recession

Wallets may have gotten thinner during this recession, but waistlines have expanded.

Nuclear Expert's Death 'Not Suicide'

A British nuclear expert who fell out of the 17th floor of a United Nations building did not commit suicide, says a doctor who carried out a second autopsy, according to the U.K.'s Daily Mail.

Karzai Challenger to Call for Boycott of Runoff

Abdullah campaign chief says Afghan challenger wants vote boycott, delay runoff until spring.

Clinic Forbids Muslim Doctor to Wear Headscarf

A Muslim doctor interviewing for a job at a suburban Dallas medical clinic says officials there told her she couldn't wear her headscarf in the workplace.