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Reuters Election 2012 Daily round-up of the day's top news from the campaign trail, the White House and all the politics in between
Appeals court upholds gay marriage bans, reversing trend
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday bucked a recent trend of pro-gay marriage decisions by upholding state bans or restrictions in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, pressuring the Supreme Court to take up the issue.
Idaho Army National Guard helicopter crashes, killing two pilots
(Reuters) - An Idaho Army National Guard helicopter crashed in a field just south of the Boise Airport on Thursday evening, killing both pilots, a military official said.
U.S. space industry girds for more oversight after accidents
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Executives in the fledgling commercial U.S. space industry are bracing for increased scrutiny and oversight after two accidents last week, including one that killed a pilot, but say they view the mishaps as temporary setbacks that will not halt launches.
Detroit's dash through bankruptcy awaits court nod
(Reuters) - Detroit's nearly 16-month odyssey through bankruptcy reaches the finish line on Friday, when a federal judge will issue his ruling on whether the city's plan for shedding debt and investing in its future is both feasible and fair.
Undercover New York City investigator sneaks contraband into Rikers Island jail
(Reuters) - An undercover investigator posing as a New York City corrections officer was able to sneak $22,000 worth of contraband into the troubled Rikers Island jail complex, officials said on Thursday.
Remains of missing Frenchman identified in Alaska
JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - A 35-year-old French national has been identified as the man whose remains were discovered in September on a remote Alaskan island 70 miles north of Kodiak, state troopers said Thursday.
U.S. Air Force recovers pilot's body after crash in Gulf of Mexico
MIAMI (Reuters) - The United State Air Force said it had recovered the body of an F-16 fighter jet pilot who was killed when his aircraft crashed in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday during a routine training mission.
Detroit breaks new ground in bankruptcy settlements
DETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit's plan for exiting the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history broke new ground by using land as a bargaining chip with creditors and could serve as a model for other distressed municipalities.
Who shot bin Laden? Former Navy SEALS make rival claims
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of the U.S. Navy Seal commando team that killed Osama bin Laden at his Pakistan hideout in May, 2011 are making conflicting claims as to who actually shot the al Qaeda leader.
U.S. payrolls rise, unemployment rate falls to 5.8 percent
WASHINGTON, Reuters - U.S. job growth increased at a fairly brisk clip in October and the unemployment rate fell to a fresh six-year low of 5.8 percent, underscoring the economy's resilience in the face of slowing global demand.
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