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GM, Ford And Chrysler Post Double-Digit Increases

Pickup trucks sold briskly last month which is good for the bottom line of Detroit's Big Three. One analyst says "the success of the truck segment is usually seen as the harbinger of the overall economy recovery."
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Senate Hopeful Elizabeth Warren To Address DNC

Elizabeth Warren takes the podium during prime time at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday. A new poll has Warren trailing in her bid to unseat Republican Scott Brown for Ted Kennedy's Senate seat.
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Transcript: Michelle Obama's Convention Speech

Transcript of first lady Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention.
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Transcript: Julian Castro's DNC Keynote Address

Transcript of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro's keynote speech Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention.
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Pentagon Unhappy With 'No Easy Day,' As Book On Bin Laden Raid Tops Charts

Defense Department officials say that No Easy Day, former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette's book about the secret mission to kill Osama bin Laden, includes classified information that may harm U.S. military operations. The book is currently the bestseller on Amazon.
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To Some Runners, Zombies Are A Killer Motivator

Some people run for charity; some run for their health. And some run to escape the ravenous brain-eating zombies who chase them. The popularity of Run for Your Lives, a "zombie-infested 5K obstacle race," has surprised even its organizers.
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Democratic Platform Endorses Gay Marriage

It's been a momentous year for the LGBT community. At the Democratic National Convention, delegates are voting to approve a platform that includes a gay marriage plank. This follows President Obama's announcement in May that he supports gay marriage. These developments, on top of other support from the administration, have led gay and lesbian donors to step up their contributions to the president's re-election campaign this year. Audie Cornish talked with gay delegates and fundraisers about what this year has meant for them.
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Julian Castro Brings Post-Racial Politics To DNC

Julian Castro is the 37-year-old mayor of San Antonio. And on Tuesday he will make his national debut as the keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention. Audie Cornish talks to him about his Latino heritage, the possibility of post-racial politics and whether he sees a presidential run in his future.
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Michelle Obama Gets Top Billing On DNC's First Day

The Democratic National Convention began Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C. Robert Siegel talks with Mara Liasson about the day's events.

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