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Venezuela votes

Published April 15. 2013 4:00AM
Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo
Residents wait to enter a polling station where a nearby wall is covered with a mural of interim President Nicolas Maduro during the presidential election Sunday in Caracas, Venezuela. As polls remained open late Sunday, both sides were suggesting victory was in reach and tensions were on the rise, as the nation tries to forge a future after the 14-year rule of Hugo Chavez. Even before results were announced, scattered groups of government supporters were cheering on the street anticipating a win by Maduro, 50, Chavez's chosen successor, to lead this country through 2019. But hopes were also running high at the campaign headquarters of Miranda Gov. Henrique Capriles, 40. After losing to Chavez in October, he's hoping the enthusiasm he saw on the campaign trail might translate into an upset. Polls were scheduled to close at 6:30 p.m. EDT, but some voting stations remained open two hours later.

Residents wait to enter a polling station where a nearby wall is covered with a mural of interim President Nicolas Maduro during the presidential election Sunday in Caracas, Venezuela. As polls remained open late Sunday, both sides were suggesting victory was in reach and tensions were on the rise, as the nation tries to forge a future after the 14-year rule of Hugo Chavez. Even before results were announced, scattered groups of government supporters were cheering on the street anticipating a win by Maduro, 50, Chavez's chosen successor, to lead this country through 2019. But hopes were also running high at the campaign headquarters of Miranda Gov. Henrique Capriles, 40. After losing to Chavez in October, he's hoping the enthusiasm he saw on the campaign trail might translate into an upset. Polls were scheduled to close at 6:30 p.m. EDT, but some voting stations remained open two hours later.

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Monday is April 15, the deadline for filing your tax return. If you are getting a refund, what will you spend your money on?
Credit card bills.
26%
A nice vacation.
7%
Guns and ammo.
35%
Home improvements.
23%
Taxes? Only suckers pay taxes.
9%
Number of votes: 467

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