Nov. 6, 2012 04:18

Your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012:

1. FOCUS SHIFTS TO VOTERS ON ELECTION DAY
Obama and Romney yield center stage to Americans after a campaign that packed suspense to the end.

 2. WHAT TO WATCH ON ELECTION NIGHT HOUR BY HOUR
Tuesday could be a long night as the razor-close race comes to a close.

 3. TUESDAY'S THE (SORT OF) BIG DAY
With all the early and absentee voting, Election Day just isn't what it used to be.

 4. HOW NY AND NJ ARE HELPING DISPLACED RESIDENTS VOTE
Provisional ballots, "authorized messengers" carrying mail-in votes, and shuttle buses are among the ways the two states are using to make sure those in Sandy-affected areas participate.

 5. CONGRESS LIKELY TO FRUSTRATE ELECTED PRESIDENT
The new legislature will continue to be a headache for the winner of the White House.

6. WHY PUTIN FIRED HIS DEFENSE CHIEF
A criminal investigation into alleged fraud in selling-off military assets pushed the Russian president to sack his minister.

7. AMERICAN SUZUKI FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION
The U.S. distributor of Japanese cars plans to focus on selling motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles after restructuring.

8. SYRIAN TURMOIL GOES FROM BAD TO WORSE
Anxiety mounts over what many have feared as a worst-case scenario - violent infighting among Syria's opposition groups.

9. WHAT OUR MOVIE CRITIC THINKS OF THE LATEST BOND FILM
Half a century into the franchise, "Skyfall" is easily one of the best 007 movies yet.

10. SAINTS MORE HOPEFUL AFTER KNOCKING OFF REELING EAGLES
Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes for rising New Orleans, while Michael Vick was sacked seven times for down, and nearly out, Philadelphia.

Should Democrats dump Dixie? DEC 17 Blogger Bob Mann gives his two cents on the question being discussed among tight-pants-bushy-beard-hat-on-in-the-house northern liberals who were disgusted by Mary's defeat. In a round-about way, he's seeking to remind them that the pendulum always swings back. Must-read story about Janzen Jackson DEC 17 This post on Vice Sports is an in-depth look at the life of Janzen Jack

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