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Secrecy Surrounds Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Illness

Constituents and colleagues of Chicago Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. are calling for him to reveal more about his health problems and whereabouts. Two weeks ago, his office issued a statement saying Jackson had taken a leave of absence and was being treated for exhaustion. Now, Jackson's aides say his condition is more serious than previously thought.
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Phillies' Ballpark Offers Best Vegetarian Delights

They may not be having a great season on the baseball diamond, but the Philadelphia Phillies are in first place with the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA says Citizens Bank Park has the best vegetarian choices.
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Google Expected To Pay Fine In Privacy Setting Case

Google is expected to pay a $22.5 million fine for breaching the privacy settings for millions of Apple users. The case targets Google's use of a computer code that tracks web searches from Apple"s Safari even when users had explicitly blocked the tracking from occurring.
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Seals Lure Sharks To Summer At Cape Cod

Beach-goers are seeing more sharks off the coast of Cape Cod, and experts say that is not surprising. The sharks follow their food, seals, to that part of the Massachusetts coast. Several sharks had been tagged by researchers, and some have already reappeared this year.
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Romney Campaigns In Conservative Parts Of Colorado

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in Houston Wednesday to address a convention of the NAACP. On Tuesday, he was in Colorado, one of the most hotly contested swing states. Romney, who unexpectedly lost to Rick Santorum in the Colorado caucuses earlier this year, is working to shore up support among the GOP base
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Obama Tells Iowa Voters He'll Help The Middle Class

President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are hitting the campaign trail hard this week. On Tuesday, the president was campaigning in Iowa — the state that helped to launch his White House bid in 2008. He told supporters in Iowa he wants a second term in order to finish what he started.
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Researchers Take Stock Of 2011 Weather

How much of the recent hot weather can be attributed to global warming? Scientists will no doubt dig into the data and grapple with that question in the months to come. They have already taken a stab at that question regarding some of last year's extreme weather events, like the drought in Texas.
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Euro Currency Still Faring Well, For Now

Despite the persistence of the European financial crisis, the euro has held up relatively well since the crisis began. While the currency has lost some value against the dollar, its performance has defied ongoing speculation that the currency union is doomed. But can it last?
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Women's Field Hockey Aims To End Olympic Drought

As one of the world's most popular sports, field hockey produces cultural stars in Argentina, the Netherlands and Australia. The sport is relatively obscure in the United States, but that isn't stopping the women's national team from aiming at its first Olympic medal in the sport in 28 years.

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