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Diana Nyad's Accomplishment Makes America's Cup Look All Wet

America's Cup yachts can gracefully skim above water at better than 40 mph, but Frank Deford says when he looks back at the seven seas in 2013 he'll remember 64-year-old Nyad "plowing, all by herself, freestyle, through 100 miles of surf from Havana to Key West."
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Four-Legged Impostors Give Service Dog Owners Pause

People who lack special needs but simply want to keep their pets with them all the time can easily find fake "service animal" certifications on the Web. But those phony credentials can create problems for people with disabilities who legitimately need trained service dogs.
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Obama's Speech On Syria May Fail To Sway Doubters

The president framed the need to take punitive action against Syria in a historical and moral context. But in a tacit acknowledgment of public and congressional resistance, he said he was postponing further military and political action while pursuing newfound diplomatic openings.
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In Iowa, Blind People Can Carry Guns In Public; Not Everyone's A Fan

A debate is taking place in Iowa over the ability of people who are legally or completely blind to carry guns in public. The issue stems from a 2011 change in the state's gun permit rules, allowing visually impaired people to carry firearms.
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New HIV Cases Spotlight Adult Film Industry's Testing System

Adult film production in California is now suspended after a number of performers tested positive for HIV. Though news of the cases may leave some performers feeling vulnerable, the industry's trade group says its response shows that the system works.
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Small Plates To Join Olive Garden's Never-Ending Bowls

The Italian-themed chain is known for its all-you-can-eat, stuff-yourself-with-carbs approach to dining. But it's now trying to capture the millennial market by adding tapas designed for sharing.
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Harlem On Their Minds: Life In America's Black Capital

Two new books published Tuesday tell the story of Harlem. The first features the white women involved in the Harlem Renaissance. And the second profiles three black female artists during World War II.
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Study Says America's Income Gap Widest Since Great Depression

An analysis of data from the Internal Revenue Service shows that incomes for the very wealthiest Americans have grown by nearly a third in recent years in the same period that those for the bottom 99 percent increased by only a fraction.
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California Car Dealer Remembered For Gonzo TV Ads

Famed southern California car dealer Cal Worthington died Sunday at the age of 92. His ubiquitous television ads featured circus animals and stunts and a fast-paced sales pitch.
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NASCAR Nastiness Results In Sport's Biggest Fine Ever

Audie Cornish talks to Nate Ryan — senior motorsports for USA Today Sports — about the NASCAR controversy at Saturday's Sprint Cup championship. NASCAR has leveled its biggest fine ever — $300,000.

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