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Ohio Gov.-elect John Kasich (left) answers questions during a news conference. Kasich says he will reject $400 million in federal funds meant to establish high-speed passenger rail service from Cleveland to Columbus and Cincinnati. Jay LaPrete/AP hide caption

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In Wis., GOP's Johnson Beats 3-Term Sen. Feingold

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Campaigns Across The U.S.: GOP Tries To Turn Ill.

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RVs for sale on the Camp-Land RV lot in Burns Harbor, Ind., about 40 miles southwest of Chicago. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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RV Sales: An Indicator That's No Longer Lagging

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Obama Goes To Chicago To Campaign For Giannoulias

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The home of anti-war activists (from right) Joe Iosbaker, his wife, Stephanie Weiner, and their son, Tre Iosbaker, was searched by the FBI, under a warrant issued by the Joint Terrorism Task Force. On Monday, the family joined a protest outside FBI headquarters in Chicago. Paul Beaty/AP hide caption

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FBI Targets Peace Activists For Alleged Terrorism Support

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Democrat Feingold Faces Tough Battle In Wisconsin

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Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley -- seen here in September 2009 -- announced Tuesday that he will not seek a seventh term. He has been mayor of the nation's third-largest city since 1989. Charles Dharapak/AFP hide caption

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Chicago Mayor Daley Won't Seek Re-Election

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