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The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised $29.2 million for the third fundraising quarter of the year, its biggest filing period in the committee?s history, officials told POLITICO.
The Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan has recovered to the extent that she is now able to stand with assistance and communicate in writing, medical officials at the British hospital where she is being treated said on Friday. [...]
The 14-year-old Pakistani student, shot on Oct. 9 in the Swat Valley, has become an icon of resistance against the Taliban, advocating that girls have access to education. Her case has generated widespread interest among the local and international media, as well as among public officials and complete strangers worldwide offering to help her.
TransCanada Corp. has temporarily shut down its existing 2,100-mile Keystone pipeline after tests showed possible safety issues, a federal agency said Thursday.
"I was a '73 graduate. I should have been '72, but I stayed an extra year to work on our party rating."
-- West Virginia U.S. Senate [candidate] John Raese (R), quoted by the Daily Athenaeum, on attending West Virginia University.