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Did Mitt Romney convince evangelist Billy Graham that Mormonism isn't a cult?

Romney, the Republican presidential nominee and a Mormon, met last week with Graham, who promised to "do all I can to help you." A short time later, Graham's website removed a statement claiming Mormonism was a cult because its teachings "deviate from the biblical message of the Christian faith," the Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times reported. Officials said the site was changed to avoid involvement in "something that has become politicized during this campaign."

What is the "Million Muppet March?"

The puppet-based demonstration is being held Nov. 3 on the National Mall to support continued federal funding for Public Broadcasting and "Sesame Street." It's a response to Republican Mitt Romney's assertion that he would cut $445 million in funding for PBS to help balance the budget despite his fondness for Big Bird. The name comes from the 1995 Million Man March held to promote civil rights.

Why does terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed want to wear camouflage during his trial?

The architect of 9/11, being tried on charges stemming from the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, wanted to wear a camouflage vest in court because that's what he wore in the 1980s while fighting in Afghanistan with U.S.-supported forces against the Soviet Union. Prosecutors called the military attire inappropriate, but a military judge decided Tuesday to allow the vest.

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