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Top Stories: Wisconsin's electoral votes may be a "a critical backup plan" for Romney, but a poll finds Obama leading in the state.

World: In light of the outbreak of Middle Eastern violence, the American-led military coalition in Afghanistan has "temporarily curtailed joint operations with the Afghan Army and police forces."  

U.S.: Dallas deals with West Nile virus

New York: An ad is set to hit New York subway stations that reads, in part, "Support Israel. Defeat Jihad." 

Media & Advertising: Scott Rudin and Barry Diller are teaming up to enter the book publishing scene

Science: As climate change makes it easier to get to oil, gas and minerals "the world’s superpowers are increasingly jockeying for political influence and economic position" in the Arctic.

Sports: Harvard's cheating scandal weighs on the school's athletics

Opinion: Maureen Dowd writes, "Romney in private stands for so many bizarre things that it’s hard to tell what’s crazier — his domestic policy or his foreign policy." Thomas Friedman on events in the Middle East: "We should respect the faiths and prophets of others. But that runs both ways."  

Theater: Charles Isherwood on Detroit, which he says is "as rich and addictively satisfying as a five-layer dip served up with a brimming bowl of tortilla chips." 

Dining & Wine: Pete Wells reviews Le Cirque and explains that "the kitchen gave the impression that it had stopped reaching for excellence and possibly no longer remembered what that might mean." 

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