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As Gingrich Leaves Stage, Obama Campaign Says Thanks For The Memories

On the day Newt Gingrich finally gets out of the way of Mitt Romney, the Democrats have offered a parting gift of sorts from the former House speaker to the presumptive Republican nominee.

President Obama's re-election campaign on Wednesday launched a Web ad titled: "Newt Gingrich: Frankly, not Mitt Romney's biggest supporter."

The 90-second ad relives some of the less-than-flattering statements Gingrich made about the former Massachusetts governor during the course of an often nasty Republican primary fight.

It's not clear whether Gingrich will formally endorse Romney when he suspends his campaign Wednesday afternoon in Virginia. But on Tuesday, while thanking supporters in his own Web ad, Gingrich said: "All of us have an obligation, I think, to do everything we can to defeat Barack Obama."

Romney is campaigning in Virginia on Wednesday and again Thursday, when he is scheduled to appear with that state's Republican governor, Bob McDonnell, who is on a long list of potential vice presidential choices.

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Anne Tyler: "A Spool Of Blue Thread" (Rebroadcast)

In her first live radio interview ever, Pulitzer Prize winning author Anne Tyler joins Diane to talk about her 20th novel, "A Spool of Blue Thread."


Fine Brine From Appalachia: The Fancy Mountain Salt That Chefs Prize

An artisanal salt producer is processing brine from ancient ocean deposits below West Virgina's mountains. The company, J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works, ships to top chefs who value the salt's minerality.

Downed Russian Warplane Highlights Regional Divide On Syria

Hugh Pope, director of communications and outreach at the International Crisis Group in Brussels, explains the growing divide between Turkey and Russia on their priorities inside Syria.

From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

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