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Florida rejects plan to cut abortion funding: networks MIAMI: Florida voters on Tuesday rejected a proposal to ban the use of public funds for abortion or for insurance coverage for the service, US television networks said.   Fifty-five percent of voters rejected Florida's so-called Amendment 6, with 45 percent in favor, according to NBC and CNN, which said the result was based on 96 percent of votes counted.   Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2012 ...
Colorado backs recreational use of marijuana: reports LOS ANGELES: Colorado voters approved Tuesday a proposal to legalize marijuana including for recreational use, the first US state to do so, according to US media.   The western state, one of three voting on the measure, voted by 52.7 percent in favor to 47.3 percent against, according to the Denver Post, with over 50 percent of votes counted. CNN gave 53 percent for with 47 percent against.   Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2012 ...
Americans in Paris plumped for Obama at iconic bar PARIS: Americans at Harry's Bar, an iconic watering hole in the French capital, fervently backed Barack Obama for the US presidency Tuesday, leaving little doubt about their feelings for Republican rival Mitt Romney.   The small slice of Manhattan in the heart of Paris has held a straw poll ahead of US elections since 1924 and only got the results wrong twice -- the 1976 poll won by Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush's victory in 2004.   This ...
Obama wins battleground state of Michigan: networks  WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama beat out Republican rival Mitt Romney in Michigan, US television networks reported Tuesday, in the first result for a slew of battleground states in the White House race.   The projected result was a setback for Romney who had hoped to challenge the Democrats' hold in Michigan, where he was born and where his father once served as governor, and the home of the country's auto industry.   Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2012 ...
Obama wins re-election, makes history again  WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama swept to re-election Tuesday, creating history again by defying the undertow of a slow economic recovery and high unemployment to beat Republican foe Mitt Romney.   Obama became only the second Democrat to win a second four-year White House term since World War II, when television networks projected he would win the bellwether state of Ohio where he had staged a pitched battle with Romney.   "This happened because of you. Thank you," Obama ...

 



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