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Fun — And Olympic Games — On National Cheesecake Day

Some food holidays are pure marketing, but at least this one has a bit of Olympic history behind it. Some of the first Olympians were said to have dined on cheesecakes, although they sound a bit different from cheesecakes today.
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Grid Failure In India Cuts Power To 370 Million

The massive outage affected more people than live in the entire U.S. and caused chaos in some cities. Still, the country's power minister boasted that India has one of the world's best power grids. His claim didn't go over well.
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Traffic In London Not So Jammed

Traffic is moving well despite fears that the Olympic Games would clog the city. The M1 highway is busy but somewhere between normal and nice, and the AP reports no problems inside London. The commute to the houses of Parliament is five minutes shorter than normal, and bicyclists are loving roads cleared of cars for Olympic races.
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Olympic Swimming Records Smashed, Hopes Dashed

American Dana Vollmer blew away the field, winning gold and setting a record in the 100-meter butterfly. Her teammates in the men's 4-by-100-meter freestyle relay fell short in the final stretch, winning silver. And the crowd went wild for English superstar Rebecca Adlington's finish in the 400-meter free — good for bronze.
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Who's Ruling The Games? So Far, It's China

With six gold medals, China is dominating the Summer Olympics so far. The host country has yet to win gold — though it has two other medals.
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In Syria, Building Up For An Extended Battle

Government troops are battling rebels for control of Syria's largest city, Aleppo. The government launched a major offensive over the weekend to retake neighborhoods held by the Free Syrian Army. Both sides appear to be preparing for a battle that could prove crucial to the outcome of the 17-month-old uprising.
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Romney Touches On Sensitive Topics In Israel

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney traveled to Israel over the weekend and waded into two of the most sensitive issues in the region: how to deal with Iran's nuclear ambitions, and whether the U.S. embassy should stay in Tel Aviv.
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Crocker On Afghanistan's 'Extraordinary Achievement'

Renee Montagne speaks with U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker as he prepares to step down from his posting.

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