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Nevadans vote early at the Meadows Mall in Las Vagas on Thursday. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is locked in a tight race against Republican Sharron Angle, who is backed by the Tea Party.
Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce speaks in April during a vote on SB 1070, the immigration bill he sponsored. The final version resembled "model legislation" he helped draft during an ALEC conference in Washington, D.C., last year.
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Workers at the Cadbury chocolate factory in Bournville, England, join together chocolate Easter egg halves. Cadbury’s cream-filled eggs were first introduced in 1923.
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Mark Meckler, national coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots, wears a Tea Party pin at a July 21 news conference on Capitol Hill. After the elections, Meckler says, the movement with "really find its stride."
Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce, pictured here at Tea Party rally on Oct. 22, was instrumental in drafting the state's immigration law. He also sits on a American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) task force, a group that helped shape the law.
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Democratic candidate for governor Jerry Brown (R) speaks as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (C) Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman (2nd-L) look on during a discussion moderated by NBC's Matt Lauer (L) during the Women's Conference 2010 in Long Beach.
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Last month in Des Moines, Iowa, President Obama held a backyard discussion on the economy. With unemployment near 10 percent, the president and his fellow Democrats have had trouble touting positive economic news -- like the lower-than-expected TARP bill.
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A man shops for milk powder at a supermarket in Guangzhou, south Guangdong Province, on Aug. 12. In 2008, melamine in Chinese milk powder caused the deaths of at least six children and made nearly 300,000 children ill. Now some Chinese say they're choosing foods more carefully.
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Researchers are looking at ways to get kids to pick healthier foods in their school cafeterias. One middle school found that when they put chocolate milk 6 inches behind white milk, many kids suddenly opted for the white milk instead. The school pictured wasn't involved in the study.