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Area kids pick Obama, Dalton

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Last week we told you about local students casting their own votes in the national Kids Voting program. Now the results are in. Full story...
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First Lady touts Obama campaign in NC on final day

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North Carolina gets a visit from First Lady Michelle Obama on her last day on the campaign trail. Mrs. Obama is scheduled to visit Charlotte with singer Mariah Carey and NBA Players Association president Derek Fisher to stir up supporters. Full story...
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POLL: Romney rises in favorability; Obama's pushback is intensity

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After lagging for months at historic lows, Mitt Romney's personal popularity has advanced in the final weekend to its highest of the 2012 campaign, rivaling Barack Obama's. But Obama pushes back with greater enthusiasm among his supporters – and the race itself remains a tie. Full story...
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Officials: Effigies parked at NC early voting site

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North Carolina election officials have asked prosecutors to investigate reports of a trailer parked at an early voting site that held effigies of former and current elected officials with nooses around their necks. Full story...
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POLL: Romney leads in confidence on recovery, but Obama escapes most economic blame

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More likely voters think the economy would improve under Mitt Romney than under Barack Obama – but they disproportionately blame Obama's predecessor for its troubles in the first place, an example of the mixed sentiments that undergird the deadlocked 2012 election. Full story...
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Michelle Obama to visit Charlotte next week

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Michelle Obama is returning to North Carolina. President Barack Obama's campaign announced Thursday the first lady will visit Charlotte on Monday, just one day before the election. Full story...
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Biden's wife among campaign visitors to NC

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The final days of the presidential campaign are bringing more of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's surrogates to North Carolina. Full story...
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POLL: Storm response earns Obama praise amid election’s deadlock drama

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Likely voters of all political stripes give broadly positive ratings to Barack Obama;s response to the devastating storm that smashed the East Coast this week. Whether it makes a difference in the long-deadlocked presidential election is another question. Full story...
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POLL: Tighter gender gap, sharper partisanship – but no change in the bottom line

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Nationally, likely voters divide by 49-48 percent between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in the latest ABC News/Washington Post daily tracking poll. That's exactly where it's been in seven of the nine ABC/Post tracking poll releases since the start of last week, albeit with movement in some underlying measures – toward Romney in the middle of last week, then easing back since. Full story...
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Democrats send Jesse Jackson, Alicia Keys to NC

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Rev. Jesse Jackson visits university campuses in Durham and Chapel Hill, and singer Alicia Keys in Greensboro and Raleigh to promote early voting efforts Friday. Full story...
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