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In 2000, Al Gore earned 500,000 more votes than George W. Bush, yet lost the presidency.

In 2004, Bush won by 3 million, but 60,000 more Ohio votes would've elected John Kerry.

In 2012, a close election could easily result in a winner who receives fewer votes ... again.

The Electoral College system, everybody!

Final Pre-Election Map

America's complex way of choosing a president confuses many voters. It's easy to see why:

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A three year old in the process of being potty-trained earned his mother a giant ticket from Piedmont, Calif., police ... for preparing to go to the bathroom in his own yard.

The toddler wasn't near the facilities, so he unzipped. That mistake will cost $2,500.

Toddler Ticketed For Public Urination

Before he could urinate, a Piedmont cop stopped him. Says mom Ashley Warden:

"Dillan pulled down his pants to pee outside, I guess and the cop pulled up and asked for my license and told me he was going to give me a ticket for public urination."

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A former principal was found guilty in San Jose of failing to report suspected sexual abuse by a teacher, according to reports. Lyn Vijayendran will not serve jail time, however.

Lyn Vijayendran

The defendant, 36, wiped away a tear as the clerk announced jurors found her guilty of a misdemeanor for not reporting possible child abuse by a teacher last year.

As principal at O.B. Whaley Elementary School in San Jose, she is required by law to report suspected child abuse at her school, and a jury found that she did not.

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In a story eerily reminiscent of the Amanda Knox case, Reid Alexander Schepis has been charged with the attempted murder of Fabio Malpeso.

Reid Alexander Schepis Pic

Officials say foreign exchange student Schepis, 20, stabbed his sleeping friend Malpeso, 19, after a long night of partying at the Rome club Atlantic.

Stabbed him 25 times in an alcohol- and drug-fueled rage, allegedly.

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Juliana Redding, a slain Maxim model who died in 2008, was done in by hired "muscle" contracted by her father's business partner, according to prosecutors.

Kelly Soo Park, a.k.a. the female James Bond, was allegedly that muscle.

Kelly Soo Park Photo

Prosecutors charge that Juliana Redding, 21, was strangled by Kelly Soo Park, 47, who "has a history of threatening and intimidating individuals."

Her targets are those who "have an ongoing dispute with" Dr. Munir Uwaydah, a California doctor and businessman. She was allegedly hired by him several times.

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Yoselyn Ortega, a New York City nanny, is charged with killing the two young children in her care.

According to the New York Times, Ortega, 50, was able to speak with police Saturday from her bed at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

They delayed charging her because she was being intubated and treated for self-inflicted wounds after stabbing herself in the throat and cutting her wrists.

Yoselyn Ortega faces two counts of first-degree murder.

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Many of music's biggest names, most of whom have connections to the regions most affected by Hurricane Sandy this week, came together last night to raise funds for the victims of this disaster.

The NBC-hosted telethon was emceed by Matt Lauer and featured emotional performances from East Coast natives Christina Aguilera, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Mary J Blige, Steven Tyler and Jon Bon Jovi, among others.

To make a donation, visit RedCross.org, call (800) RED-CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 contribution - and enjoy many of the performances from the event below, starting with Mr. New Jersey himself, Bruce Springsteen:

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Geno Hall, a former high school football star, was shot at a Halloween party at USC this week. He is in critical but stable condition after sustaining seven bullet wounds.

Hall

He was apparently the target of the shooting; the motivation is unclear.

Hall is recovering in the intensive care unit at California Hospital after sustaining bullet wounds in the left thigh, back of leg, buttocks and arm, said his father, Eugene Hall.

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U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) has denied sleeping with two prostitutes in the Dominican Republic after a video featuring their accusations emerged on the Daily Caller.

Two women from the Caribbean nation told the conservative website that Menendez paid them for sex earlier this year after meeting at Casa de Campo, a resort.

They claimed Menendez agreed to pay them $500 for sex acts, but in the end received only $100. When shown a photo of Menendez, both recognized him.

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