Thu November 8, 2012
Shots - Health News

What Health-Minded Smartphone Users Have In Common With Obama Voters

Elizabeth Ball checks her phone while waiting to vote Monday in Bowling Green, Ohio.
J.D. Pooley AP

Maybe I've got too many election results on my brain.

But the Pew Research Center's report about how people are using their mobile phones to get health information sent me to the data from the exit polls. Really.


The bottom line of the Pew report is that cellphone "owners who are Latino, African American, between the ages of 18-49, or hold a college degree are also more likely to gather health information" than other people on their mobile phones.

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Wed November 7, 2012

Colorado Sees Large Latino Turnout On Election Night

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It’s estimated that 24 million Latinos in America were eligible to vote in Tuesday's election – and early polls show they overwhelmingly supported President Obama’s re-election nationally and here in Colorado. 

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Wed November 7, 2012
Election 2012

Obama Made Gains Among Latino, Black Voters

Originally published on Wed November 7, 2012 8:31 am



In China, President Obama's re-election has been greeted with muted relief, as NPR's Louisa Lim reports from Beijing.

LOUISA LIM, BYLINE: As the vote closed in the U.S., ballots were still being cast in Beijing at a mock voting booth at the U.S. embassy's election party. For Chinese students like Lily Zhang and Zhang Weiwen, the novelty of voting was a heady experience.

LILY ZHANG: It was great. The first time I vote for the American president. That's very amazing and I'm very honored.

LIM: So who did you vote for?

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Wed November 7, 2012
It's All Politics

On Ballot In Maryland, 'Dream Act' Wins Big On Election Night

Originally published on Wed November 7, 2012 7:02 am

At the Casa de Maryland main building in Hyattsville, Maryland immigration advocates gathered on election night to watch the results come for question 4, The Maryland Dream Act and the race for the President.
Sarah L. Voisin The Washington Post/Getty Images

The Maryland Dream Act, which allows undocumented students to pay in-state tuition, will stand.

With a 58 to 42 split, voters rejected a measure that sought to overturn legislation passed by lawmakers last year.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

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Wed November 7, 2012