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On Election Night, an unlikely spot - above an East Coast antique store - will be an epicenter of American politics. Joe Lenski, who works there, will know the election results before almost anybody. Russ Mitchell reports. Details...Voters Keeping An Eye On Their Own Votes
The candidates aren't the only ones who'll be put to the test on Election Day. Countless voters will likely face challenges too. As CBS News correspondent Randall Pinkston reports, there is a group that's planning to "Video the Vote." Details...freeSpeech: Dean And Davidson
Democratic National Committee Chairman and the Co-Chairman of the Republican National Committee speak about why you should vote for their parties on Nov. 7. Details...Immigration Captured On Camera
It's hard to know what it's like to cross the border because no one's ever really visually documented the experience - until now. Steve Hartman reports on a very special film project in this week's Assignment America. Details...Wyoming Jobs Beckon, But Housing Is Scarce
Many people are relocating to Wyoming, which has 6,000 more jobs than workers. Cynthia Bowers reports on a family that made a 1,100-mile trek to the Cowboy State for employment in the red-hot mining industry. Was it worth it? Details...In Ohio, Minimum Wage Is Personal
Minimum wage will be voted on in a dozen states on Tuesday. Lee Cowan reports from one of them, Ohio, which wants to raise it to $6.85. For many, it's a personal issue. Details...Error-Free Election? Don't Count On It
Electronic voting machines may eliminate hanging chads, but they also open up a host of potential errors " both human and machine. Armen Keteyian gives the backstory of his CBS Evening News investigation. Details...Nuclear Lab Breach Could Be 'Devastating'
Classified documents taken from the Los Alamos National Laboratory included secret information on unlocking nuclear weapons, CBS News has learned. One federal official recently briefed on the issue says: "It's devastating." Details...New Frontier Lures Detroit Autoworkers
Thanks to a booming energy industry, there are 6,000 more jobs in Wyoming than people, Cynthia Bowers reports. Now some auto workers are being lured to the new frontier. Details...Political Humor, For A Serious Purpose
Does funny trump nasty in getting out the vote? When it comes down to the wire, many say going negative is what works in political advertising. Katie Couric asked the guy behind Geico's zany caveman ads what he thinks. Details...Poll: Dems Carry Big Pre-Election Lead
Democrats hold a 52-34 percent lead over Republicans one week before the midterm elections, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll. Women and independents heavily favor the Democrats, while Iraq remains the campaign's top issue. Details...Author Courts Book Clubs And Boosts Sales
Think writing a book is hard? Try selling it. Harry Smith met one author who just wouldn't let his book die. He came up with a unique way to talk it up the sales chart, one reader at a time. Details...Menopause Therapy Sparks Controversy
To control the symptoms of menopause, women used to take a synthetic hormone replacement. But when a study found it increased risk of cancer and heart disease, some women turned to a controversial alternative, Katie Couric reports. Details...High-Tech Voting Raises Election Anxiety
Hundreds of counties are re-training poll workers to run electronic, touch-screen voting machines. But there are concerns over security and technical support, and the paper printouts that are critical in any recount, Armen Keteyian reports. Details...A Look At Bioidenticals
To control the symptoms of menopause, women take synthetic estrogen replacement therapy. Are biologically identical natural estrogens any safer? Find out more about these bioidenticals. Details...Campaigns Court Women Voters In Ohio
In 2004, married women helped give Republicans in Ohio the edge. They voted for Bush by a 20-point margin, Lee Cowan reports. But if they were hoping to get that kind of turnout from women this time, they might be going against the current. Details...Kerry, Bush Spar Over Iraq Remarks
President Bush said Sen. John Kerry owes an apology to troops after he said that those unable to navigate the country's education system "get stuck in Iraq." Kerry defended his statement as a botched joke about Bush, not the troops. Details...Brain Stem Defect Behind Infant Deaths?
A new study shows some of the strongest evidence yet that sudden infant death syndrome " a medical mystery once known as crib death " may be caused by brain stem defects. The finding "takes the mystery away from SIDS," one researcher said. Details...Ronald Reagan's Legacy Remembered
At the presidential library where Ronald Reagan is buried, his widow and political luminaries gathered to celebrate the beginning. As Jerry Bowen reports, 40 years ago today, Reagan was elected governor of California. Details...Facts On Salmonella
Health officials are investigating a nationwide outbreak of salmonella, possibly linked to produce. Find out more about this food poisoning, and how to help prevent it. Details...Wives Of Troops In Iraq Soldier On At Home
The danger and death our troops face in Iraq has hit home hard in California. Katie Couric met with families of troops serving overseas. They say being the sole caregiver for months at a time has only made them stronger and more independent. Details...More Iraqi Security Forces Needed?
CBS News has learned that the U.S. commander in Iraq is expected to recommend the size of Iraqi security forces be increased by up to 100,000, David Martin reports. This comes as the U.S. death toll for October reached 101. Details...California Is A Political Trendsetter
Over the years, many trends and movements have started in California. Once again, the state is leading the way in the battle against what's been called, fairly or not, a do-nothing Congress, Sandra Hughes reports. Details...Democrats Eye Governorships
It may not be as sexy as regaining control of the House or the Senate. But Gloria Borger reports that for Democrats, winning a majority of governorships could be just as important in the upcoming election. Details...An Eye On Governorships Up For Grabs
A total of 36 governorships are up for grabs in the 2006 election. Of those, 22 are Republican-held and 14 are Democrat-held. Find out more about these races. Details...Voila! A Car Powered By Air
At their factory in southern France, father-and-son team Guy and Cyril Negre insist their air-powered car is no joke. Details...Virginia Senate Race Gets Nastier
It's just 11 days until the midterm elections, and Virginia's senate race will help determine the balance of power in Congress. In this campaign, Gloria Borger reports, everything seems to be fair game, except the issues. Details...freeSpeech: LaToya Plummer
LaToya Plummer, a deaf student at Gallaudet University, speaks about the school's protests regarding their new president. She says the school's deaf leadership is being deaf to their concerns. Details...Embryonic Stem Cells: Hope Vs. Controversy
So many are anxious to find new treatments for a host of incurable illnesses. Embryonic stem cell research holds great promise, but also provokes controversy, Dr. Jon LaPook reports. Details...Wildfire Safety Tips
Fire crews struggled to protect homes Friday from a wind-whipped wildfire that trapped and killed four firefighters in a wall of flames Thursday. The blaze, which authorities said was arson, has blackened nearly 24,000 acres west of Palm Springs. Details...Texas Sheriff Thinks Pink
Jails are bursting at the seams, and a big reason is so many ex-cons get back in trouble. But one Texas sheriff says he solved that problem at his jail when he started thinking pink, Steve Hartman reports in this week"s Assignment America. Details...Fox: I Was Over-Medicated In Stem Cell Ad
In an exclusive interview with Katie Couric, actor Michael J. Fox responded to conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh's criticism of his appearance in a campaign ad, saying he wasn't acting or off his medication. Details...Transcript: Michael J. Fox
Read the complete transcript of CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric's exclusive interview with Michael J. Fox. Details...SoCal Blaze Kills 4 Firefighters
Fierce walls of flame kept hundreds of Californians trapped in a trailer park as firefighters fought to gain some control over a wildfire that has killed four of their fellow crewmembers and left another fighting for his life. Details...Rove Prot g Behind Racy Tennessee Ad
A former employee of White House political guru Karl Rove produced the controversial ad targeting Tennessee Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Harold Ford Jr., which some have called racist, CBS News has learned. Details...A Better Way To Detect Lung Cancer?
A new study proves there may be a better way to detect lung cancer " early enough to beat it. Dr. Jon LaPook reports the study says patients treated in the early stages of lung cancer have a 92 percent chance of surviving 10 years. Details...Stem-Cell Debate Heats Up Missouri Race
Embryonic stem-cell research is a hot-botton issue. Missouri is holding a referendum on whether to permit that research in its constitution, and Cynthia Bowers reports that Hollywood actors and big-league ballplayers are joining the fight. Details...The War In Iraq Gets Personal
An American family listened to President Bush defend the war on the day their hero son returned home for the last time. Byron Pitts reports from Kansas where one family, among many, knows firsthand the personal toll war takes. Details...Single-Sex Education Put To The Test
Separating kids by gender isn't just for gym anymore. There are 93,000 public schools and only 241 of them even offer single-sex classes, but Mark Strassmann visits one in Miami. As he reports, students are happy. Details...Single Sex Classes In Focus
For the first time in a generation, public schools have won broad freedom to teach boys and girls separately, stirring a new debate about equality in the classroom. Find out more about the new rules. Details...freeSpeech: Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington speaks about the emotion of fear and how it is used against the American public. She says ever since 9/11, "be afraid" has been the GOP's main talking point. Details...Data Unravels Voters' Political DNA
Is there a connection between where you buy your coffee and how you're likely to vote? Lee Cowan reports that a data-mining technique companies have used to snag customers for decades is being put to the test. Details...Female Genome Map May Help Fight Disease
DNA collected a decade ago is giving scientists a new understanding of what causes disease in women. The most comprehensive map of the female genome may help predict who will get sick, Dr. Jon LaPook reports in a CBS News exclusive. Details...Baseball Fan Is Sport's Top Catcher
Zack Hample, a 29-year-old freelance writer, is the undisputed king of snagging baseballs at big-league games, Steve Hartman reports. He has foul balls, batting practice balls, even the occasional home run ball. Details...Air Cargo Loopholes May Risk Security
Air travelers are subject to extensive searches to protect against a terrorist attack. But what about cargo? Armen Keteyian has an exclusive report on this major security problem. It's the result of two-month investigation. Details...Hope Floats At Seaport Foundation
The Alexandria Seaport Foundation looks and sounds like your everyday, run-of-the-mill woodshop. But as they build boats, they"re also rebuilding lives, Katie Couric reports. Details...Iraqi Factions Take Aim At Each Other
The October U.S. death toll in Iraq is at least 87, the highest monthly toll in nearly two years. In Balad, however, U.S. forces are not the main target. As Lara Logan reports, Iraqi factions are taking aim at each other. Details...freeSpeech: Sean Hannity
Sean Hannity says as the midterm elections near, people are pretty divided in this country. He says it's tme for power-hungry politicians to stop the political dance of power and be your protectors. Details...Oil Proposition Divides Calif. Voters
With Election Day just over two weeks away, California is embroiled in an expensive debate over Proposition 87, which would tax oil produced in the state to help develop alternative energy sources. Bill Whitaker reports. Details...4 Years Later, Moscow Hostages Suffering
Beth Knobel reports from Moscow that four years after the Chechen rebel attack on a Moscow theater, many of the survivors are struggling with significant medical problems " problems they blame on the knock-out gas used in their rescue. Details...U.S. Forces In Iraq Fight On Amid Chaos
More than 100 people died in fighting between rival factions in Balad, Iraq this week. Lara Logan has an exclusive report about the U.S. forces who are trying to get a handle on the chaos there as the violence escalates. Details...Big Anti-Terror Bucks For Big Sky State
Montana's vast wilderness seems an unlikely potential terrorist target. So why did that state receive $70 million in anti-terrorism funds? Armen Keteyian traveled to Montana for a firsthand look at how these federal dollars are being spent. Details...Message In A Bottle Offers Closure
When a Marine from Wisconsin died in a car crash, his family and friends thought they'd never hear from him again ... until up washed a message in a bottle, Steve Hartman reports in this week"s Assignment America. Details...A Look At Homeland Security Funds
This year, Homeland Security handed out nearly $2 billion in grants. But there are some questions about the formula that is used, and whether the states that are most at risk for a potential terrorist attack are receiving adequate funds. Details...freeSpeech: Dr. Andrew Haas
Dr. Andrew Haas says he was hit by a car driven by a 75-year-old man. He notes that there is an incredible number of elderly drivers involved in motor vehicle accidents, and says states should impose driving requirements. Details...Rep. Reynolds Testifies On Foley Scandal
The House Republican campaign chairman and speaker of the House are likely to be at odds this week as they testify about the handling of ex-Rep. Mark Foley's advances to male pages. Details...Transcript: Rev. Mercieca Discusses Foley
A transcript of CBS News Anchor Katie Couric's Oct. 19, 2006, interview with the Rev. Anthony Mercieca, 72, who resides on the Maltese island of Gozo. Details...Troops With Stress Disorders Fit For Duty?
Officials say as many as 16 percent of the soldiers patrolling Iraqi neighborhoods have been treated for mental anxiety disorders. Many come home suffering stress disorders, and some are being sent back to battle, Sharyn Alfonsi reports. Details...freeSpeech: Sen. John McCain
In a one-on-one interview today with the senior Senator from the state of Arizona, Republican John McCain offers his views on why the Republican are in such trouble heading in the mid-term elections. Details...Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are the most sustained U.S. combat operations since the Vietnam War. Initial signs indicate they are likely to produce a new generation of veterans with chronic mental health problems. Details...Are Drugs Being Misused On Foster Kids?
In the last 10 years, the use of anti-psychotic drugs on children has increased more than 500 percent. There's growing concern these drugs are being misused on foster care kids, putting them in a chemical straitjacket, Byron Pitts reports. Details...Alaskans Savor 'Pie In The Sky'
In Alaska sometimes even the heartiest native can't take another night of eating dried salmon. That's when the phone starts ringing hundreds of miles away at Airport Pizza, which delivers pizza by plane, and on time, Jerry Bowen reports. Details...freeSpeech: Bob Schieffer
CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer speaks about how good news, like the World Series, can make us happy. He says too often our emotions are ruled by the inconsequential, which causes us to miss the things that matter. Details...All Eyes On Ohio As Election Nears
There"s a sense on Capitol Hill that Democrats have a real shot at regaining control of Congress, reports Gloria Borger. If there's one state that both parties will be focused on until Election Day, it's Ohio, Lee Cowan reports. Details...Mentoring Offers Hope To At-Risk Kids
Violent crime is on the rise; the number of juveniles arrested for murder has jumped nearly 20 percent. Wyatt Andrews reports on a unique mentoring program for children whose parents are in jail. Details...Study: Your Medicine May Be Doing You Harm
New drugs have prolonged life. But ther are times that drugs meant to make people better do them harm. Dr. Jon LaPook reports on a new study that estimates 700,000 people a year experience adverse drug events that lead to hospital visits. Details...freeSpeech: Lou Barletta
Lou Barletta, mayor of Hazleton, PA, speaks out about immigration. He says illegal immigrants are breaking the law, and burdening American cities. Details...More On Adverse Drug Reactions
In a report today, the Journal of the American Medical Association estimates that 700,000 people a year, especially the elderly, experience adverse drug events that lead to emergency room visits. Details...Violent Crime Rising In Mid-Sized Cities
Violent crime is on the rise, and the Justice Department announced it will send investigators into several U.S. cities to figure out why. Byron Pitts investigates for the first of our two-part series, Eye on Crime: The Crisis. Details...Twyla Tharp Gives Bob Dylan Some Moves
Bob Dylan himself says the new musical, "The Time's They Are A-Changin'" is the best performance of his songs ever. Katie Couric asked the show's creator, legendary choreographer Twyla Tharp, about dancing to Dylan. Details...Gas Drops At Election Time: Coincidence?
Gas is going down, just as the fall campaign is heating up. Coincidence? Some drivers don"t think so, Anthony Mason reports. Details...freeSpeech: Mike Lupica
Sports columnist Mike Lupica speaks about the fight that broke out at the Orange Bowl. He says some of the players ought to lose the football season for what happened. Details...Eye On Crime In America
Crime in America is on the rise again. The FBI published its 2005 edition of Crime in the United States, and it shows that violent crime was up for the first time in four years. Details...The Nuclear Genie's Bottle Can Be Resealed
Putting the nuclear genie back in the bottle is hard - but not impossible. Nearly two dozen countries have gone down the path of developing a nuclear weapon only to stop. But, does that mean that today's aspiring nuclear nations can be stopped? Details...2 Plans For Getting Out Of Iraq
The Bush administration repeatedly has opposed setting a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. But two separate advisers are developing plans for what would amount to a withdrawal schedule, David Martin reports. Details...Irreverent ... Irrelevant ... Ig Nobel
Steve Hartman reports on this year's Ig Nobel Prizes, awards for strange, silly or just plain weird science. Details...DMZ: Where North Meets South
North Korean has said sanctions amount to an act of war. But it's business as usual where North meets South ... at the demilitarized zone. Allen Pizzey reports from the DMZ, where both sides stare at each other over the demarcation line. Details...The Divided Koreas
The two nations share a common people and language. But for more than 50 years, the divided peninsula has pitted capitalist South Korea against communist North Korea. Details...freeSpeech: Barack Obama
Sen. Barack Obama says the United States must become more energy independent. He says we should replace more of the oil we use with alternative fuels like ethanol. Details...Loose Nuke Material Is 'Terrorist's Dream'
Loose nuclear material getting into the hands of terrorists may be a bigger threat than newly nuclear North Korea. Former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn tells CBS News that radioactive material at insecure facilities is a "terrorist's dream." Details...Supercomputers Tackle Cancer
New supercomputers are being used to determine just the right treatment for each cancer patient, Katie Couric reports in the second part of our series, Breaking the Cancer Code. Details...freeSpeech: L. Lin Wood
Trial attorney L. Lin Wood speaks out about media frenzies. He says it drives ratings, at the expense of the truth. He says when the next media frezny dominates your tv screen, "be skeptical." Details...Who Will Be The 300 Millionth American?
Every 11 seconds, America moves one person closer to 300 million. The person could arrive by birth, by oath as a legal immigrant, or by stealth with someone sneaking into history, Mark Strassmann reports. Details...New Approach Gives Cancer Patients Hope
A new approach to treating cancer targets only cancer cells and leaves the rest of the body alone. Dr. Jon LaPook reports on this new treatment in the first of a two-part medical series: Breaking the Cancer Code. Details...War Journal Connects Two Generations
World War II probably seemed like ancient history before a teen discovered her link to it. She found diaries from her grandfather, written on the back of cigarette packs while he was a POW during World War II, Richard Schlesinger reports. Details...freeSpeech: Bob Schieffer
CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer speaks about the Iraq war. He says President Bush's news conference today underlines the serious political problem that Iraq has become for Republicans. Details...Fun, Yes. But Is It Art?
Mark Phillips visits London"s Tate Modern museum, where a new exhibit of five-story slides is drawing screeches of horror and delight from patrons " and at least one reporter. But is it really art? Details...Nukes For Sale?
The U.S. is working harder to track nuclear ingredients amid fears that weapons-grade uranium and plutonium are available on the global black market. Armen Keteyian reports it's an urgent mission now that North Korea may be a nuclear nation. Details...Can Iraq War Vets Win For Democrats?
It's just four weeks until the congressional elections. With the Iraq war unpopular with voters, Democrats are running a number of anti-war candidates who are also Iraq war veterans. Katie Couric asks if this is the best battle plan. Details...freeSpeech: Wade Zirkle
Former Marine Wade Zirkle speaks about his experiences in Iraq. He says if we give up on Iraq now, we will inevitably face a more costly military intervention down the road. Details...Home Heating Costs In Focus
The Department of Energy says winter heating bills are expected to be slightly lower in most areas, with the highest reductions for those who use natural gas. Details...Bush Hosts School Safety Summit
Calling the recent wave of school violence "incredibly sad," President Bush challenged Americans to turn their remorse into action to keep kids safe. Mr. Bush convened a summit on school safety after shootings at schools in three states. Details...N. Korea's Unpredictable Leader
Kim Jong Il is the man whose enemies call him crazy, while others say he"s just smart. As Barry Petersen reports, Kim is haunted by America's pre-emptive invasion of Iraq, and worries that he could be the next target of regime change. Details...Spotlight On Nuclear Nations
North Korea boasted Monday that it successfully tested a nuclear weapon, sparking a barrage of global condemnation over an underground blast that appeared to thrust the volatile state into the elite club of nuclear-armed nations. Details...Doctors Advise: Ease Up On Your Kids
The American Academy of Pediatrics says children need more free, unstructured playtime, and fewer scheduled, structured activities. It helps them become creative, learn to solve problems, and relate better to others. Details...Running Away From Bush And Foley
With Iraq and the Foley scandal very much on the minds of voters, CBS News correspondent Randall Pinkston reports that, even in a traditional GOP stronghold, Democrats think they can make gains. Details...Rising From The Ruins
One year after an earthquake rocked Pakistan, killing over 80,000 people, entire villages remain in ruin due to red tape and government corruption, leaving thousands of Pakistanis to rely on radical Islamic groups to provide aid. Details...Gross, Yes. But It Could Curb E. Coli
Bianca Solorzano reports on a Maryland bioresearch company developing a spray that could kill dangerous bacteria on food. The catch? It"s made of viruses. Details...Gays In Military Debate Resurfaces
While the war in Iraq drags on and U.S. casualties grow, the military is having a tougher time finding recruits. As Randall Pinkston reports, some are calling for a change to the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gays in uniform. Details...Microsoft's High-Tech High
At a high-tech high school funded by Microsoft, textbooks and blackboards are out, so are paper and pens. There aren't even books in the library. Everything is done on laptops, reports CBS News Saturday anchor Thalia Assures. Details...
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