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The GOP Convention Is Done, But The Swag Lives On

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Along with campaigns and conventions come a mountain of political stuff: T-shirts, bumper stickers, buttons and everything in between. Much of it will remain just stuff, but some will be gathered by National Museum of American History curators Larry Bird and Harry Rubenstein, and become part of the Smithsonian collection. We hear what makes the cut and what they found at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida this week.
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Richard Trentlage, Oscar Mayer Weiner Song Writer, Dies At 87

In 1962, Richard Trentlage recorded an advertising jingle in his living room that began "I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Weiner..." He was no one-slogan wonder.
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This Historian Wants You To Know The Real Story Of Southern Food

Michael Twitty wants credit given to the enslaved African-Americans who were part of Southern cuisine's creation. So he goes to places like Monticello to cook meals slaves would have eaten.
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October Can Be Frightful For Investors. Will Politics Make It Scarier?

The stock market ended the first three quarters of 2016 on a positive note. Rising stock prices typically help an incumbent party in a presidential election year. But October can be a wild month.
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The United Nations Is Launching A Space Mission

The U.N. is planning to send its first spacecraft into orbit, packed with scientific experiments from countries that can't afford their own space programs.

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