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Hatch Act Keeps Federal Workers Out Of Politics

With only a couple of months before the election, authorities are putting out word that federal employees need to beware of the line between protected political activity and prohibited electioneering. A few high-profile dustups have attracted attention already this year and watchdogs are investigating 168 possible violations of the Hatch Act.
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Presidents Obama And Clinton Not Exactly Old Friends

Melissa Block speaks with Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker, about his new piece on the relationship between President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama.
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Democratic Convention Preceded By Protests

Melissa Block talks to Audie Cornish, who is in Charlotte, N.C., for the Democratic National Convention. They cover Tuesday's speakers, an anti-Wall Street protest and the convention's much-anticipated response to the GOP's messages "We Built It" and "We Make it Possible."
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Kamala Harris Among The Rising Dem Stars At DNC

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is a rising star in the Democratic Party who is scheduled to speak at its national convention in Charlotte, N.C., this week.
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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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