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Former D.C. Mayor Barred From Giving Obama Voting Rights Letter

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Pratt was foiled in her efforts to deliver a letter to the White House, expressing her support for D.C. voting rights in Congress. Pratt and Mary Washington, the widow of D.C.'s first elected mayor, were barred by the U.S. Secret Service from delivering the letter Thursday. An officer told them the White House does not accept outside deliveries.

The letter asks President Obama to display the District's "Taxation Without Representation" license plate on his official vehicle, as former President Bill Clinton did. Pratt says she'll get the letter to the president, even if she has to have a pigeon deliver it to him.

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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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In Alaska's Remote Towns, Climate Change Is Already Leaving Many Hungry

Melting ice has made it harder to hunt walrus, a traditional staple for Native Alaskans. Warmer temps mean caribou aren't where hunters used to find them. It all adds up to more food insecurity.
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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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