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Gulf Coast Hunkers Down For Isaac's Wind And Rain

People along a wide swath of the Gulf of Mexico coastline are making preparations for Tropical Storm Isaac. The storm is headed toward New Orleans, and is scheduled to develop into a hurricane that could make landfall as early as Tuesday.
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Fla. Swing County Gets Bombarded With Political Ads

Clearwater, Fla., is in the swing county of Pinellas. That county went to George W. Bush in 2004 and Barack Obama in 2008. Now it's up for grabs. Steve Inskeep talks to Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos about voters' concerns there.
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GOP Convention Delegates Ready To Roll In Tampa

Republicans meeting in Florida will officially nominate Mitt Romney as their presidential nominee Tuesday. The convention gets into full swing after a day of weather delays. The platform committee says final approval of the document will come this afternoon.
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Rover Makes History With Beamed Voice Recording

NASA Rover Curiosity has been making history since it descended onto the surface of the Red Planet. At a news conference Monday, the rover made history again when it broadcast from the surface of Mars. NASA sent a data file of the recording up to the rover, and then beamed it back down.
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Heat Guidelines Help Keep Young Athletes Cool

A coalition of sports medicine organizations has created guidelines to prevent high school football players from getting heat stroke, but so far only a handful of states have signed on.
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Gov. Haley Gets Prime-Time Convention Speaking Slot

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will take center stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday night. Haley was an early backer of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, to the displeasure of the Tea Party.

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