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Even At Category 1, Isacc Packs A Punch

Hurricane Isacc made landfall in Louisiana Tuesday night, and is battering the Gulf Coast with high winds and a lot of rain. The storm is moving very slowly, and New Orleans has yet to see the worst of the winds.
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Missing Tourist In Iceland Finds Herself

Police called for help searching for a woman described as 5'2" and of Asian descent. She apparently walked off from a tour bus. People began looking for her — including a 5'2" tourist of Asian descent. It turns out the bus driver didn't recognize her after she had changed her clothes.
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Larry Bird Looms Large Over Magic Johsnon

The two NBA greats played opposite each other in the college championship game in 1979. Johnson's Michigan State team beat Bird's Indiana State. Now Indiana State plans a 15-foot-tall statue of Larry Bird. It would be larger than any existing statue of Magic Johnson.
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Finding A Home In Arlington, Va.

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal rescue organization devoted to saving the lives of homeless animals and spreading the word about responsible pet ownership.
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Hurricane Isaac Pummels Gulf Coast

The storm has slowed down, giving it more time to do damage as it heads inland, packing 80 mph winds.
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Why Obama Can't Always Speak Freely About Race

Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates says when Trayvon Martin, a black teenager, was killed by a white man in Florida, there was widespread dismay. But after President Obama spoke about it, the debate became intensely divisive. Steve Inskeep talks to Coates about his article "Fear of a Black President" in the latest issue of The Atlantic.

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