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The Occupy Wall Street movement has spread to Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and other cities. In L.A. Thursday, protesters gathered outside a Wells Fargo downtown, above, and at a Bank of America branch where some were arrested for trying to protest inside.

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Obama Pushes Financial Plan As Bank Protests Grow

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The partisan divide on national security has shrunk. Many Republicans praise President Obama's handling of the issue.

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Partisan Divide On National Security Debate Shrinks

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A job seeker makes a list of his skills during a workshop in Burlingame, Calif., targeted toward people who have been out of work for at least six months. According to the Labor Department, there are now more than 2 million people who have been jobless for at least two years.

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Long-Term Unemployment's Strain On The Job Search

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Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff says higher inflation would help debtors by allowing them to pay back their debts with cheaper dollars.

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Does The Economy Need A Little Inflation?

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Mary says she knew Thomas was the one for her by the way he treated his mother.

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Remembering A Man And A Marriage

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Republican presidential candidate and former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain, fresh off a surprising win in Florida's straw poll, speaks to supporters as he campaigns and launches his new book in Milton, Ga., earlier this month.

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Can Herman Cain Keep It Going?

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Palestinian protesters hold anti-U.S. placards during a demonstration in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Oct. 4 following the U.S. decision to cut off aid funds to the Palestinian Authority.

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Palestinians Feel Effects Of Frozen U.S. Aid

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The Yokohama squash was first introduced to North America around 1860 by James Hogg of Yorkville, N.Y., after his brother, Thomas, sent him the seeds from Japan.

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'Gardener' Gives 'Heirloom Life' To Forgotten Flora

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