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New Orleans Imposes Dusk-To-Dawn Curfew

Tropical Storm Isaac continues to crawl across Louisiana. In New Orleans, authorities are breathing a sigh of relief that the new, $14 billion levee system held. But they put on a demonstration of resolve to deter potential looters who might take advantage of the hiatus between the storm and the return to normalcy.
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Doing It To Win: Veterans Raise Bar At Paralympics

Among the athletes at the ongoing 2012 games in London are veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Organizers of the games say the vets raise the caliber of the competition. And injured veterans say Paralympic sports provide inspiration and the prospect of a normal, active life.
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In Drought, Should Corn Be Food Or Fuel?

Drought across the country has led to spiking corn prices, forcing a growing number of ethanol plants around the country to temporarily close down. As a result, there is a growing call for suspending a federal mandate on biofuel and freeing up corn for feed.
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Transcript: Rep. Paul Ryan's Convention Speech

Transcript of vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan's speech at the Republican National Convention.
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Good Cooking In San Francisco, Calif.

Three Squares mobilizes dozens of volunteers who share their nutrition know-how to help low-income San Francisco-area residents eat healthier.
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As Convention Day Winds Down, Tampa Hosts Republican (And Other) Parties

In Tampa, the phrase "Republican Party" can take on a whole new meaning as it gets later in the day. While politicians try to stir up emotions with prime-time speeches, nightclubs offer a different outlet.
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Foamy Philanthropy In Spanish Fork, Utah

The 5K Foam Fest raises money for charitable groups, including Shared Hope International, an organization that combats human trafficking.

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