Today's Takeaway | October 9, 2012

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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney prepares to deliver a foreign policy speech at the Virginia Military Institute on October 8, 2012 in Lexington, Virginia. (Justin Sullivan/Getty)

Romney Lays Out Foreign Policy in Virginia | The Choice 2012: Incumbent or Challenger? | Seven Ohio Voters: From Liberal to Conservative and Everything in Between | Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded | The Real Story Behind the Movie "Argo" | Creations, Myths, and the Untold Story of Marvel Comics

Romney Lays Out Foreign Policy in Virginia

Speaking at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, Republic Presidential nominee Mitt Romney gave a key foreign policy address Monday afternoon, laying out his plan to take the United States back to an earlier era in global affairs. David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, provides analysis.

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The Choice 2012: Incumbent or Challenger?

A new two-hour biography about the lives of the former Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama examines their childhoods and their early struggles to launch their political careers. The new FRONTLINE documentary is an extensive effort to better understand the men competing for the presidency in 2012.

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Seven Ohio Voters: From Liberal to Conservative and Everything in Between

All week, The Takeaway is speaking with voters from a swing county a crucial swing state: Lake County, Ohio. From liberal to conservative, from a 21-year-old student to a 79-year-old great-grandfather, The Takeaway's seven Lake County voters represented a diverse group.

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Physicists Win Nobel Prize for Quantum Observation

It was announced this morning that this year’s winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics are Serge Haroche and David Wineland "for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems."

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The Real Life Story of the Fake Movie Designed to Rescue American Hostages in Iran

In 1979, as the Iranian Revolution was in high gear, militants took over the U.S. embassy in Tehran, holding 52 Americans hostage. While the United States negotiated the release of the 52 hostages, an entirely different rescue mission was being planned for 6 other Americans who’d managed to escape and were hiding out in the Canadian ambassador's home in Tehran.

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Creations, Myths, and the Untold Story of Marvel Comics

Good guys, bad guys, and enforcers of the American way. No, we’re not talking about politics. We’re talking about comic book heroes! And specifically those from the multi-billion dollar powerhouse, Marvel Comics. The history of Marvel and its heroes is laid bare in the new book "Marvel Comics: The Untold Story." Sean Howe is the author. 

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