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5:48 PM / Sunday February 28, 2021

Week In Review

Obama, Romney pumped for dash to the finish

October 28, 2012

Their debates now history, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney on Tuesday open a two-week sprint to Election Day powered by adrenaline, a boatload of campaign cash and a determination to reach Nov. 6 with no would-have, should-have regrets in their neck-and-neck fight to the finish.

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Ex-megachurch employee sought in fatal shooting

October 28, 2012

A church volunteer leading prayer was shot and killed Wednesday inside the chapel of a Georgia megachurch, and authorities were searching for a former church employee suspected in the shooting. The shots were fired just before 10 a.m. at the chapel…

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Centrist Sen. Specter died fighting for moderation

October 19, 2012

For most of his 30 years as Pennsylvania’s longest-serving U.S. senator, Arlen Specter was a Republican, though often at odds with the GOP leadership. His breaks with his party were hardly a surprise: He had begun his political career as a Democrat and ended it as one, too.

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Obama was considered potential target of alleged Fed Reserve attacker

October 19, 2012

A Bangladeshi man snared in an FBI terror sting considered targeting President Barack Obama and the New York City Stock Exchange before settling on a car bomb attack on the Federal Reserve, just blocks from the World Trade Center site, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday.

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In close race, Obama and Romney showing confidence

October 14, 2012

Exactly one month from Election Day, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are both declaring they will win a race for the White House that remains anything but clear. Their trails are crossing again in Ohio, the state that could decide the election…

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High court questions Texas affirmative action plan

October 14, 2012

Supreme Court justices sharply questioned the University of Texas’ use of race in college admissions Wednesday in a case that could lead to new limits on affirmative action. The court heard arguments in a challenge to the program from a white Texan who contends she was discriminated against…

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Judge halts scheduled execution of Terrance Williams

October 8, 2012

A Philadelphia judge halted next week’s scheduled execution of a teen killer after finding the trial prosecutor suppressed evidence the victim was molesting boys, “sanitized” witness statements before giving them to the defense and lied about a secret deal she’d struck with the accomplice.

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Judge halts Pa.’s tough new voter ID requirement

October 8, 2012

A judge blocked Pennsylvania’s divisive voterID requirement from going into effect on Election Day, delivering a hard-fought victory to Democrats who said it was a ploy to defeat President Obama and other opponents who said it would prevent the elderly and minorities from voting.

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff