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Romney and Obama head to their debate prep corners
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The running mates get to run the campaign this weekend while the presidential candidates retreat from the public eye to prepare for the third and final debate on Monday.
The meeting in Boca Raton, Fla., just 15 days before the election, will focus on international affairs.
Obama is studying at Camp David, the presidential hideaway in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains. He was to remain there with advisers until Monday morning. Romney is spending the weekend in Florida with aides preparing the debate.
Romney running mate Paul Ryan plans a campaign stop in Pennsylvania today while Vice President Joe Biden was heads for St. Augustine, Fla.
While the economy has been the dominant theme of the election, foreign policy has attracted renewed media attention in the aftermath of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Tactics set, Obama, Romney hurtle toward finish
By CHARLES BABINGTON and THOMAS BEAUMONT
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are hurtling towards Election Day in a virtual deadlock.
Obama is banking on his renowned get-out-the-vote operation to steer supporters to the polls now that early voting is underway in many places.
Republicans feel Romney has finally broken through with his message that Americans shouldn't settle for a weak economy.
The Electoral College map remains in Obama's favor. He can lose several states he won in 2008 and still win re-election.
Romney's path is much narrower. He must take away at least a half-dozen states from Obama, including large ones like Florida.
Two scheduled events could wrinkle the race. Obama and Romney meet Monday for their final debate, focused on foreign policy. And four days before Election Day comes the October unemployment report.
Presidential debate hosts face lengthy checklist
By MATT SEDENSKY
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- A small Florida college is awaiting its moment in the spotlight as the host of the final presidential debate.
Lynn University in Boca Raton is being transformed from a little-known school to the site of one of the most high-profile events of the campaign.
Landing Monday's event has done more than bring attention to the campus for a single night. Improvements have been made around the college, dozens of debate-themed courses have been added, and virtually every facet of student life from dorms to the bookstore has been affected by the big event.
Landing a presidential debate requires painstaking adherence to a lengthy checklist, not to mention millions of dollars. Officials say what set Lynn apart wasn't name recognition, but a willingness from administrators to transform campus life.
Posted: Saturday, October 20 2012, 11:50 AM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
OU student accused of illegal grade changes
May 18, 2013 16:55 GMT
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Authorities have charged a University of Oklahoma student with computer-related crimes for allegedly changing his grades.
Prosecutors on Thursday charged 24-year-old Roja Osman Hamad with five counts of computer fraud or unlawful use of a computer or system.
The Norman Transcript reports (http://is.gd/erahCW ) Hamad is accused of changing the passwords of six OU faculty members without their permission. Investigators say Hamad had access to the system through his campus job.
After changing the passwords, Hamad allegedly had access to the faculty accounts and then altered his grades.
Once the passwords were changed, the faculty members couldn't access the OU computer system.
It was unclear whether Hamad had a lawyer. Hamad's bail was set at $50,000. He wasn't listed on the Cleveland County Jail roster on Saturday.
Information from: The Norman Transcript, http://www.normantranscript.com
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