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GO OUT & VOTE, PLEASE!
• GO OUT & VOTE! Don’t know where or who to vote for? Get all the info. [CHICAGO TRIBUNE]
• The White House did have input in the ousting of Shirley Sherrod (Former Georgia State Director of Rural Development), who was urged to resign after a video surfaced of her showing her making supposed racist remarks on a conservative Web site. The correspondence is evidence in a federal defamation case that Sherrod filed in 2011 against the late blogger Andrew Breitbart, who posted the video, and his colleague Larry O’Connor. [WASHINGTON POST]
• Rurik George Caton Jutting, a British banker working in Hong Kong was arrested and being held under 2 murder charges. The bodies of two slain Indonesian women were found, one stabbed in the neck and buttock and the other stuffed into a suitcase, with cuts to the neck. [ABC NEWS]
• Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban conducted a pregame press conference from a Stairmaster before the Mavericks took on the Celtics.[FOR THE WIN]
• Sprint plans to cut about 2,000 jobs as they continue to lose customers as monthly subscribers fell by 272,000 during the quarter that ended Sept. 30. The defections highlight the challenge facing the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier, at a time when Verizon, AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile US Inc. are all gaining customers. [BUSINESS WEEK]
• Actor Jason Patric has won the right to be declared the legal father of the son conceived by his ex-girlfriend Danielle Schreiber via sperm donation, giving him the opportunity to seek custody and visitation rights. In May, Schreiber claimed Patric offered to donate sperm after the two broke up ‘under the express condition’ that it be kept secret and ‘that he would not be a father to or have any obligations, rights or responsibilities for my child.’ [TMZ]
• Paul Andrew won the 11th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards; Ryan Roche and Eva Zuckerman of Eva Fehren were each named runners-up. The winner and runners-up will receive cash prizes—$300,000 for the winner and $100,000 for each of the runners-up. [WWD]
LOOK OF THE DAY
• JESSICA CHASTAIN
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