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Obama's DNC Acceptance Speech Downsized

The news out of the Democratic National Convention Wednesday was that President Obama's speech was being move indoors because of a severe weather threat. The big speaker of the evening is set to be former President Bill Clinton. Although a polarizing figure while in office, Clinton's name and record have even been invoked by Republicans this year. And he's beloved by Democrats. Mara Liasson joins Melissa Block to talk about Clinton and the night's other speakers.
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NFL Starts Regular Season Without Its Regular Refs

The NFL starts its regular season tonight with replacement referees. A labor dispute has sidelined the regular refs. Some players and fans say the game is suffering.
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Maryland Governor A Top 2016 Democratic Prospect

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley spoke Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. O'Malley, who's in his second term, is considered a likely contender for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. In a routine pilgrimage for candidates considering a presidential run, O'Malley spoke before the Iowa delegation Wednesday morning. But remarks he made this past Sunday, when asked about whether the U.S. economy of "better off" than for years ago, have overshadowed his week in Charlotte.
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Eva Longoria Offers DNC A Bridge To Latino Voters

Actress Eva Longoria has taken a large role in the Obama campaign and is scheduled speak at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night.
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Bill Clinton Touted By Both Dems and Republicans

Former President Bill Clinton is set to speak Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Delegates and officials talk about what they hope to hear from Clinton and what his role is in the party.
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Shuttle Endeavour's Trip To L.A. May Cause 400 Trees To Be Cut Down

The space shuttle Endeavour will make its final trip next month, to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. But at 78 feet wide, Endeavour can't squeeze through highway overpasses. So its planned 12-mile route must be cleared of trees in the medians and sidewalks.

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