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Election Guide: Keep early eye on Ga., Va., Ind.

Posted: 11/03/2008 - WASHINGTON – Election watchers won't have to wait for polls to close in the West to know how things are going. The first clues will come early, when voting ends in Georgia, Indiana and Virginia. If Democrat Barack Obama wins any of the three, he could be on his way to a big victory, maybe even a landslide.

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Obama's grandmother dies a day before election

Posted: 11/03/2008 - HONOLULU – Barack Obama's grandmother, whose personality and bearing shaped much of the life of the Democratic presidential contender, has died, Obama announced Monday, one day before the election. Madelyn Payne Dunham was 86.

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Obama, McCain both promise change on election eve

Posted: 11/03/2008 - TAMPA, Fla. – Barack Obama radiated confidence and John McCain displayed the grit of an underdog Monday as the presidential rivals reached for the finish line of a two-year marathon with a burst of campaigning across battlegrounds from the Atlantic Coast to Arizona.

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1 day left and still undecided

Posted: 11/03/2008 - Less than 24 hours before the presidential election, Kevin Sheen has yet to decide who will get his vote.

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Poll: McCain Gains, But Obama Well Ahead

Posted: 11/03/2008 - On the eve of Election Day in what has effectively been the longest and most expensive presidential campaign in U.S. history, Republican nominee John McCain has gained some ground on Democratic rival Barack Obama, a new CBS News tracking poll finds.

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Obama, McCain eye potential administration teams

Posted: 11/03/2008 - WASHINGTON – Americans will elect not only a president on Tuesday, but also his huge team of aides, advisers and bureaucrats who will help the winner run the federal government for the next four years.

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McCain tries to turn must-win states; Obama stays on offense

Posted: 11/03/2008 - (CNN) -- As they enter their final day of campaigning before Election Day, Sen. John McCain is trying to swing undecided voters in key battleground states, while Sen. Barack Obama is staying on the offensive by campaigning in territory that is usually safely Republican.

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Gay-marriage backers make the political personal

Posted: 11/03/2008 - SAN FRANCISCO – As California voters prepare to decide Tuesday whether to eliminate the marriage rights same-sex couples won five months ago, gays and their allies have been encouraged to tell co-workers and neighbors why legalizing the unions matters to them.

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UK urges economic leadership from new US president

Posted: 11/03/2008 - ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Monday called on the new U.S. president to show further leadership on the global economy and not retreat into protectionism.

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World closely watching US presidential elections

Posted: 11/03/2008 - JAKARTA, Indonesia – When Sri Murtiningsi asked her third graders what they wanted to be when they grew up, the answers ranged from doctors to a pilot. One boy in the class raised his hand: Barack Obama said his dream was to be president of the United States.

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RNC enlists Clinton to attack Obama

Posted: 11/03/2008 - NEW YORK (CNN) – The Republican National Committee is using Hillary Clinton’s past criticism of Barack Obama to plant seeds of doubt in the minds of undecided voters in the final hours of the presidential campaign.

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McCain pokes fun at campaign in 'SNL' visit

Posted: 11/03/2008 - NEW YORK (CNN) -- With three days to go before the elections and polls showing him trailing, Republican presidential candidate John McCain appeared on NBC's late night comedy show "Saturday Night Live," poking good-natured fun at his campaign.

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Protesters make noise at Biden event

Posted: 11/03/2008 - TALLAHASSEE, Florida (CNN) – Just two days after completing a three-day bus tour of central and southern Florida, Joe Biden is back in the state for three events Sunday, this time in the north as part of campaign’s final battleground state push before Tuesday’s election.

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McCain volunteers make a final push in Colorado

Posted: 11/03/2008 - CENTENNIAL, Colorado (CNN) -- Although John McCain is 7 percentage points behind in the polls, his supporters in the major battleground state of Colorado are still hitting the streets and burning up the phone lines.

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Candidates sprint toward finish line

Posted: 11/03/2008 - (CNN) -- The presidential candidates and their running mates are visiting more than a dozen states Monday as they campaign in the final day before the election.

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Cheney aide to be deposed in lawsuit over records

Posted: 11/03/2008 - WASHINGTON – A group suing Dick Cheney to preserve a wide range of records from his time as vice president can depose one of his top aides, federal courts ruled Friday.

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Bush: New democracies watch US election

Posted: 11/03/2008 - WASHINGTON – President Bush is urging Americans going to the polls on Election Day to remember that the U.S. election sets an example for budding democracies around the world.

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Feds investigating leak about Obama's aunt

Posted: 11/03/2008 - WASHINGTON – The government is investigating whether any laws were broken in the disclosure that Barack Obama's aunt was living in the country illegally.

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European markets higher ahead of Wall Street open

Posted: 11/03/2008 - LONDON – Europe's stock markets rose modestly Monday ahead of an expected steady opening on Wall Street, with investors sitting tight ahead of a raft of U.S. economic news and Tuesday's presidential election.

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Obama, McCain battle across campaign's closing day

Posted: 11/03/2008 - MIAMI – The presidential candidates are capping a history-making campaign with a dash from Florida through a half-dozen other crucial states as John McCain tries for an upset over Barack Obama.

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