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    Abu Ghraib Appeal Centers on Confusion at Prison

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    A soldier convicted of maltreating detainees at Abu Ghraib in Iraq says she hopes her appeal to the military's highest court will exonerate all whose reputations were tarnished in the scandal.

    Former Army Reserve Specialist Sabrina Harman of Lorton, Virginia spoke with the Associated Press before a hearing Wednesday in Washington before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Her defense attorney argues Harman should not have been convicted of maltreatment for photographing and posing with naked detainees because prisoner nudity appears to have been Army policy. But prosecutors contend any reasonable observe would have concluded such conduct was abusive. The five-judge court could rule within months on whether to overturn any of the six counts on which she was convicted.

    Bill Redlin has the details...

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    Remembering Robert Swanson, Advertising's 'King Of Jingles'

    Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and '60s for products ranging from Campbell's Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
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    More Than Just Saying 'Cheese,' Hundreds Sit Test To Become Official Experts

    The American Cheese Society will begin proctoring its next Certified Cheese Professional Exam in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, during the group's annual conference.
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    Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

    An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

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    How To Help Teens And Children Fight 'Tech Addiction'

    Many parents and therapists say obsessive internet use is a very real problem for some teens and children. But the term “internet addiction” is controversial and not officially recognized as a disorder. How to help kids who compulsively use computers and mobile technology.

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