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Serena Williams Reaches 10th U.S. Open Quarterfinal

Melissa Block talks to Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated about the U.S. Open.
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Unique Summer Job Hidden In The White Mountains

In New Hampshire's White Mountains, hikers can seek refuge from the elements at one of the Appalachian Mountain Club's high huts. Along with a bunk and blanket, overnight guests get hearty meals prepared by staff members. Those employees haul up supplies on their backs, and serve as stewards of the alpine terrain.
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Nicholas Cage Outed For Video Late Fees

Being in the video rental business is tough these days, and Old Bank DVD in Los Angeles goes after every last dollar. Actor Nicholas Cage owed more than $200 in late fees. The store outed him on Facebook, and he settled the debt.
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Stephen Brede, 61, Paddles Around Lake Erie

Stephen Brede climbed into a canoe on the Michigan shore of Lake Erie in June. Two months later, he returned to the same spot, from the opposite direction. The Petoskey News-Review reports he has paddled around three of the Great Lakes, and at age 61, he has two lakes to go.
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N.C. Swing County Could Help Decide Fall Election

Steve Inskeep talks to Harold Weinbrecht, Democratic mayor of Cary, N.C., about voters concerns there. Cary is in Wake County, a swing county in North Carolina, which could decide which way the state goes in November. Cary is white, affluent and highly educated.
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Baseball's Small-Market Teams Vie For Playoff Births

Major League Baseball's pennant race is heading into the home stretch. There are a large number of small-market teams in the hunt for a place in this year's post-season play. Does that mean big spending teams are wasting their money?

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