Today's Takeaway | October 8, 2012

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Monday, October 08, 2012

President Barack Obama answers questions during a health care town hall meeting at Shaker Heights High School in Cleveland, Ohio. (Samantha Appleton)

The Lake County Voters of Ohio | The Most Important State in the Country | Two Giant Telecom Companies Banned from U.S. Market | Home of César Chávez Now a National Monument | In Defense of Shorter Maternity Leave | The Real End of the Cuban Missile Crisis

The Seven Ohio Voters Who Will Determine the Election

Lake County, Ohio has become a good determiner of the way that the swing state will vote, and thus, is also a fairly good predictor of presidential elections. Seven voters coming from...

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The Most Important State in the Country

Of this election’s swing states, Ohio might not be the biggest, like Florida, or have high election turnout rates, like Wisconsin, but it still might be the most important. Ohio has b...

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Two Giant Telecom Companies Banned from U.S. Market

Business as usual just got more difficult with China. The House Intelligence Committee will formally call for the ban of two giant Chinese telecommunications companies, Huawei and ZTE...

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Home of César Chávez Now a National Monument

Today the home of César Chávez will be a designated a "national monument" by President Obama. He's in California for obvious reasons, but his itinerary takes him to a place called La ...

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In Defense of a Shorter Maternity Leave

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is facing plenty of heat for returning to her job only two weeks after giving birth. But there are new moms who’ve taken even shorter maternity leaves. Denise ...

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The Real End of the Cuban Missile Crisis

David Coleman’s recent book, "The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis" uses secretly recorded White House tapes to show that the threat of war loomed for...

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