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Barack Obama appeared to have history on his mind as he returned to the battleground state of Virginia for the ninth time since winning the Democratic presidential nomination.

"I just discovered that the last presidential candidate to be here was Stephen Douglas," Obama told a boisterous student-dominated crowd at Harrisonburg's James Madison University. "That's the guy who ran against Abraham Lincoln, if you haven't been following your history."

Entering the final week of an election race that polls and pundits suggest is now his to lose, history may beckon for Obama. For now though, he will have to settle for being the man of the moment. Read full article »

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