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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
Bridge to the past: Massachusetts opens 220-year-old time capsule
BOSTON (Reuters) - A 220-year-old time capsule containing coins, documents and other artifacts left by U.S. founding fathers Samuel Adams and Paul Revere was opened by Massachusetts officials on Tuesday.
Venezuelans not 'lovin' it' as McDonald's fries go scarce
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan fast-food lovers are mourning the disappearance of McDonald's golden staple: the french fry.
'Not so fast,' New Mexico says to would-be lottery winner
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Reuters) - A New Mexico man who thought he hit the jackpot with a scratch-off instant lottery ticket will not be getting the $500,000 he believed he had won, after officials determined that matches were due to a printing malfunction, a lottery official said on Tuesday.
Florida man accused of toting baby to home burglary
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida man is accused of bringing his 5-month-old son to a home burglary attempt, during which he set the baby down so that he could pull a knife on the homeowner, police said on Tuesday.
How to age gracefully? Ask a bowhead whale
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - To learn the secret behind aging gracefully, you may want to check out the bowhead whale, the majestic denizen of the Arctic waters that boasts a lifespan topping 200 years.
Have you heard the one about the Arizona sasquatch?
PHOENIX (Reuters) - A photo posted on Facebook depicting what Arizona officials said may have been a family of sasquatches, attracting hundreds of comments from skeptics and believers alike, was just a joke, authorities said on Monday.
Australian Scrabble squabble: ruling body forced to eat its words
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A long-running war of words between an Australian and the official Scrabble body has finally been declared a draw by a state court.
Nude man arrested in Oregon over home break-ins
PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - An Oregon man was still nude when he was arrested this weekend on accusations of breaking into a home, stripping off his clothes, soaking in a hot tub, taking a shower, then burglarizing another nearby residence, police said on Monday.
Minnesotan who lived on yacht, collected aid, gets 21 months in prison
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - A Minnesota man who collected food stamps and other public assistance while living with his wife on a yacht valued at $1.2 million, was sentenced on Monday to 21 months in prison.
Sarah Palin photos of son stepping on dog trigger online outrage
(Reuters) - Facebook photos posted by Sarah Palin showing her son Trig using the family dog as a step stool unleashed online fury on Friday reminiscent of the public reaction to the disclosure that Mitt Romney had once driven with his dog strapped on the car's roof.
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