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For Oil Refineries, Isaac Was 'Mostly A Nonevent'

The major oil companies are looking to restart oil production in the Gulf of Mexico as quickly as possible, now that Isaac has passed. With nearly all the production platforms shut down, many people expected to see a rise in oil prices. But instead, they fell.
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Yosemite Visitors Warned Of Hantavirus Outbreak

Some tourists hoping to visit Yosemite National Park are changing their plans due to the recent outbreak of hantavirus. State health officials say two people have died and another four were infected after visiting the park this summer. There are questions about whether the park should have warned visitors sooner about the risk.
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Transcript: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's Convention Speech

Transcript of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's speech at the Republican National Convention.
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Sprucing Up Schools In Yigo, Guam

Andersen Air Force Base service members are sprucing up campuses, painting classroom walls and freshening up schoolyards.
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Pentagon May Take Legal Action Against SEAL Author

In a letter to the author, the Defense Department's general counsel said No Easy Day violated the author's agreements not to divulge military secrets. The book goes on sale Sept. 4.
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Family Roots Matter, If You're A GOP Convention Speaker

If Republicans really do have a problem with the issue of immigration — as even former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush intimated on Thursday — you wouldn't know it from the litany of GOP convention speakers who have made a point of stressing their country of origin.
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As It Happened: Thursday At The Republican Convention

Mitt Romney accepted his party's presidential nomination and promised to end four years of "disappointment and division." President Obama, he said, has failed to solve the nation's problems and it's time for him to leave the White House.
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Two Sides Prepare For Vote On Genetically Modified Labeling In Calif.

Supporters of the labeling measure have raised about $800,000. The amount is dwarfed by the nearly $25 million raised by food industry opponents.

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