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    RNC's Impact On Tampa: Hopes Fulfilled Or Hopes Dashed?

    Tampa, Fla., officials hoped the Republican National Convention would pour money into the local economy and shine a rose-colored spotlight on their region. But many local business owners say they are not experiencing the predicted uptick in business. Some blame Hurricane Isaac for raining on Tampa's parade, other place the blame elsewhere. Kojo finds out what the RNC looks like from Tampa's perspective.

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    Judge Says Only Students, Staff Can Block Corcoran Merger

    An effort to block the merger of Corcoran with George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art has been blocked, after a judge ruled only those directly harmed by the plan have a right to intervene.

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    Two Chicken Megafarms Proposed In Delaware

    Delaware is already a big state for the poultry industry, but proposals for two new megafarms could take things to the next level.

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    Transportation Secretaries Past And Present Sign Open Letter To Congress

    Congress keeps kicking the transportation funding plan down the road, which has prompted a group of 11 former federal transportation secretaries along with Secretary Anthony Foxx, to call for long-term investment in infrastructure.

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    North Korea Is Not Pleased: Dance Video Features Kim Jong Un

    Citing a threat to the leader's dignity, North Korea reportedly asks China to block a video that inserts Kim Jong Un's image into bizarre situations, all set to a bouncy dance track.

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