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The McDonnell Trial Gets Personal

The trial of Virginia's former governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen on corruption charges got underway in Richmond this week, with the defense strategy taking a personal approach. The former first lady's defense team aimed to dispel conspiracy charges with details of a rocky marriage and her "crush" on the businessman who gave the couple more than $160,000 in cash and gifts. We discuss the legal issues at stake, and how the tell-all defense strategy is likely to play with the jury.

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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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