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Long lines at early voting sites in the South

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Unprecedented numbers of early voters in the South are prompting election officials to add equipment, extend schedules and find ways to make people comfortable as they wait to cast their ballots.

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Davis attorneys press new legal appeal

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Troy Davis hasn't run out of legal options yet. The 40-year-old condemned man asked the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday to stay his execution so his lawyers have more time to file a new round of appeals.

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SCE&G gas rates to go down next month

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Gas customers of South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. will see an almost 15 percent reduction in their rates next month.

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Standoff ends peacefully at SC hospital

Updated: 10/22/2008 - A standoff ended peacefully at a hospital in Conway Wednesday. A man was arrested after blocking the entrance to a hospital emergency room.

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Georgia Groups Seek to End New Voter Checks

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Voting rights groups are trying to stop Georgia elections officials from screening new voters by asking them to prove their identities and citizenship.

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Air Passenger Screening Program to Launch in 2009

Posted: 10/22/2008 - The government will screen passengers against terrorist watch lists before they board planes. The new program, called Secure Flight, is supposed to validate travelers' information so that there's less chance an individual could be mistaken for someone else on a terrorist watch list.

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Obama Takes on National Security in Virginia Swing

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Obama and Joe Biden will meet with a group of national security advisers to the campaign. And Obama plans to talk publicly about his approach to world affairs, and how it differs from McCain's.

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Michael Vick ready to plead guilty on Va. charges

Updated: 10/21/2008 - Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick plans to plead guilty to state dogfighting charges. The move could allow him to qualify for an early release from federal prison and into a halfway house.

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Police seek motive in Ark. anchorwoman's beating

Posted: 10/21/2008 - The personality of Arkansas anchorwoman Anne Pressly made her a hit with television viewers. Now, police want to know whether the South Carolina native's celebrity made her a target.

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Government investigating faulty Ford tire valves

Posted: 10/21/2008 - The government is investigating more than 1 million Ford Motor Co. vehicles after receiving reports of tires leaking because of faulty valve stems made by a Chinese company.

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Aide says Bush "open minded" about more stimulus

Updated: 10/21/2008 - Press Secretary Dana Perino now says the president is "open minded" about a fresh dose of stimulus, and will consider what Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told lawmakers yesterday.

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School Official: Ayers Cancellation Not Forced

Posted: 10/21/2008 - Ayers, now a college professor in Chicago, was scheduled to speak Nov. 15 at an education conference but his appearance was canceled by Chancellor Harvey Perlman. Although Perlman says he knows of no specific threat to harm Ayers, the school determined some complaints constituted a safety threat.

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Army Corps pumping sand to renourish Tybee beach

Posted: 10/20/2008 - The Army Corps of Engineers is giving Tybee Island's beach a fresh layer of sand -- $11 million worth. It's the first time since 2000 that Georgia's largest public beach has been renourished with new sand to repair erosion.

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Magnet device aims to treat depression patients

Updated: 10/20/2008 - The government has approved the first noninvasive brain stimulator to treat depression. The device beams magnetic pulses through the skull. The pulses trigger small electrical charges that spark brain cells to fire.

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Tri-state water wars trickle into Senate debate

Updated: 10/20/2008 - Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss made the battle over water between Georgia and its neighbors a focus of his debate Monday with Democratic challenger Jim Martin.

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