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 different backgrounds, and bringing very different concerns to the table, discuss what's swaying them.

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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, from operating in the U.S. market.

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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 Paz, which is where Chavez helped organize growers under the United Farm Workers movement. And it’s where his body was laid to rest when he died in 1993.

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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 Albert is one of them. A journalist, television producer, and mom, she took no maternity leave at all when she had her younger son.

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