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NPR Poll: Senate Battleground Tilts Republican, But Still Anybody's Game

A new NPR poll concentrates on the Senate battleground the 12 states that will determine control of the Senate next year. It found an electorate where nobody likes anybody.

Norway Is Great For Older Folks And So Are Bolivia And Rwanda

In a survey of 96 countries on how their over-60 citizens fare, some rankings were completely predictable: Norway was first and Afghanistan was last. In between, there are a number of surprises.

Hong Kong Protesters Call Off Talks After Mobs Attack Their Camps

In the territory's crowded Mong Kok district, a group of anti-Occupy Central demonstrators broke through police lines and tore up the pro-democracy activists' camp.

How Tough Is The Mortgage Market? Even Bernanke Can't Get Refinanced

The former Fed chair told an audience in Chicago that he was unable to refinance his home loan, adding that lenders "may have gone a little bit too far on mortgage credit conditions."

Kurds In Syria Warn Of Massacre If ISIS Seizes Border Town

Islamic State militants have stepped up attacks on Kobani, which lies along the Turkey-Syria border and has been encircled by the extremists for weeks.

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