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A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Archive: September 30, 2010

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A recent Rasmussen poll shows that 54 percent of Illinois voters do not support abolishing the death penalty. Jeremy Schroeder, executive director of the Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, begs to differ with the poll's findings. He says the time to abolish the deat ...Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. - The senior vote is a hot commodity in this year's midterm elections. Historically, seniors have a high voter turnout, and that is expected to continue, since 79 percent of seniors are registered to vote. Census numbers show that most of them end up casting their ballot. Their deter ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The number of Minnesotans living in poverty spiked to more than a half-million in 2009 and racial disparities grew wider, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau. While the overall poverty rate in Minnesota rose to 11 percent, poverty among black and Ame ...Read More

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nearly 70 percent of Tennessee adults and almost 40 percent of children are either obese or overweight, according to the 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Dr. Janet Colson, associate professor in the Nutrition and Food Science Program at Middle Tennessee State Unive ...Read More

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The cheerleader - that paragon of collegiate beauty, athleticism and school spirit - runs a serious risk of developing eating disorders, according to a new study of cheerleaders' body image from the University of South Carolina. Assistant Professor Dr. Toni Torres-McGehee polled 136 ...Read More

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - New census figures out this week show child poverty growing in South Dakota. According to the report, 18.2 percent of children live in poverty. That's up from 16.4 percent in 2007. Poverty is defined as household income of $22,050 or less for a family of four. Joy Smolnisky, wh ...Read More

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Gov. Chris Gregoire has ordered state agencies to cut their budgets another 6.3 percent. Perhaps few potential results are as heart-wrenching as those that involve Washington's elderly poor and people with disabilities. For people who are least able to care for themselves, life is ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - In past elections, Iowans with disabilities often had to vote with the help of others. They couldn't see the ballot or, in some cases, couldn't reach it. For the upcoming November 2 election, however, every polling place has an Automark machine and everyone is trained to use it. ...Read More

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