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Turkish soldiers stand near the Turkey-Syria border in Akcakale, Turkey, early Friday. AP hide caption

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Middle East

Turks Fear What Syria's War Will Bring

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Turks Fear What Syria's War Will Bring

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Dan Senor, a senior adviser to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Jason Reed/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Debate Preview: Romney Aide On How GOP Nominee Would Confront Iran

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Veterans applaud at an Oct. 8 campaign event in Swanton, Ohio, for Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. Health care and unemployment are among veterans' chief concerns this election season, and both the Obama and the Romney campaigns have offered solutions. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Solve This

Vets Seek Specifics On How Candidates Would Help

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Vets Seek Specifics On How Candidates Would Help

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Cuban President Fidel Castro replies to President Kennedy's naval blockade via Cuban radio and television on October 23, 1962. Kennedy enacted the blockade in response to the deployment of Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba. AP hide caption

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The Americas

Cuban Missile Crisis Passes Quietly, 50 Years Later

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Cuban Missile Crisis Passes Quietly, 50 Years Later

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GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigns in Gilbert, S.C., earlier this year. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Mitt Romney

Poll: Romney Opens Large Lead In Rural Swing Counties

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Poll: Romney Opens Large Lead In Rural Swing Counties

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Crowds watch as Clos Montmartre's grapes are harvested during its annual October wine festival. Jacque Brinon/AP hide caption

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The Salt

Urban Parisian Vines Produce Wine With A Drop Of History

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Urban Parisian Vines Produce Wine With A Drop Of History

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Kitsy Roberts and Janko Williams have traded a rent payment for a mortgage. The Seattle couple is planning to put a lot of sweat equity into their fixer-upper. Wendy Kaufman/NPR hide caption

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Crisis In The Housing Market

Renters No More: Newbies Lured To Homeownership

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Renters No More: Newbies Lured To Homeownership

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Former cyclist Scott Mercier has gained notoriety for refusing to go on a doping program 15 years ago. Here, Mercier (in blue jersey) rides just ahead of cyclist Chris Horner in 1997. Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images hide caption

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Armstrong Doping Scandal: Some Cyclists 'Made The Right Choice' Not To Cheat

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Former Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle just released a new album, Dept. of Disappearance. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jason Lytle Balances The Studio And A Life Outdoors

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