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When a stranger calls – and wants to talk politics

In the final weeks of the US presidential campaign, both candidates are using every tool in the box to help boost their support. And one of those tools can be a double-edged sword: robocalls. Read more and hear some examples...
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Video footage of police brutality in the Paris suburbs

The Paris suburbs, branded a hotbed of violence since the 2005 riots, are again in the spotlight since footage of a young man being beaten by the police emerged on Monday. Read more and watch the video...

Obama scores key endorsement: Colin Powell

In a move that didn't exactly surprise many observers, a staple of three Republican administrations has endorsed Barack Obama for president. Read more...
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Joe the Plumber: Day 2

After landing a surprise starring role in the final presidential debate, "Joe the Plumber" has found himself in the international spotlight. And at least one of the candidates is hoping his run at fame lasts just a little more than 15 minutes. Read more... 
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"Joe the Plumber" enters the debate

Yesterday's debate between Obama and McCain saw the birth of a new American hero. Joe Wurzelbacher, a plumber from Toronto City, received praise from both candidates in the televised event. The local media spent the evening with "Joe the Plumber", who shared his views on what was said. Read more and watch the video... 

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Gazan fishermen used as shooting targets by Israeli navy

Since the end of August, fishermen from Gaza - frequent targets of the Israeli navy - have been accompanied out to sea by members of the NGO International Solidarity Movement. On 5 October, the pro-Palestinian activists filmed the boats getting fired at with machine guns and water cannons. Read more and see the footage...

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Laughing all the way to Election Day - Four New Videos

There may be few tasks as serious or important to Americans as choosing a president. At the same time, there are few things we enjoy more than laughing at our politicians and the democratic process. The closer we get to Election Day, the more the parodies pile up. Watch some of the latest here...
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Culture Wars: New Yorkers give McCain supporters the finger

On the U.S. presidential campaign trail, the focus lately hasn't been on just the candidates - but their supporters as well, with each saying the other side is out of control. John McCain tried to dial back the rhetoric late last week. And now, some of his supporters are saying their opponents are just as bad - if not worse. Read more...
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What do they know about Obama in Harlem?

The conservative blogosphere is in hysterics over audio clips of Obama fans in Harlem saying that they support the candidate because he's pro-Iraq war and pro-life, and for choosing Sarah Palin as his VP. According to them, proof that African Americans know nothing about Obama's policies. Read more...

Swing states targeted with "anti-Muslim propaganda"

Just a month before the US election, a Canadian rabbi has distributed 28 million copies of a documentary that compares radical Islam with Nazism to residents of swing states. Educational, or anti-Muslim propaganda? Our observers tell us more...

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