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Government Isn't Running, And Neither Will Participants Of Va. Half Marathon

In Virginia, organizers of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon have decided to postpone the race because of the government shutdown.

The first eight miles of the course is on the George Washington Memorial Parkway, which is a national park and subject to the shutdown. The half marathon's founder Steve Nearman says the decision was "very difficult, very complex, very strategic, very frustrating and very sad."

The event has been rescheduled for November 10, the day before the Veterans Day holiday.

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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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