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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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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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