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New Jersey's Struggles May Shadow Christie's Speech

Chris Christie is delivering the keynote address Tuesday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. The New Jersey governor was rumored to be on Mitt Romney's shortlist of potential running mates. Christie has come under criticism lately for over-hyping the economic recovery in his state.
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Paul Ryan Had A Black Girlfriend — Does It Matter?

Ever since the news emerged that vice president candidate Paul Ryan once had a black girlfriend, pundits have been puzzling over what, if anything, it means to black voters.
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Bain Capital Tax Documents Draw Mixed Reaction

Last week the website Gawker posted dozen of internal Bain & Company documents and asked the public whether there might be a smoking gun in there somewhere. There are no smoking guns so far, but the documents did revive a debate about how much tax private equity firms should pay.
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Home Away From Home In Bismarck, N.D.

Tracy's Sanctuary House in Bismarck provides lodging for families of patients being treated in a nearby hospital.
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Preparing For Isaac While Remembering Katrina

Almost seven years after Katrina slammed into New Orleans, Gulf Coast residents are evacuating some areas in anticipation of Hurricane Isaac. NPR correspondents Christopher Joyce and Debbie Elliot, New Orleans Health Commissioner Karen DeSalvo and resident Gwen Thompkins talk about preparing.
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Live Blog: Tuesday At The GOP Convention

Updates from the scene as Republicans gather in Tampa for their 2012 national convention.
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Before Big Speech, Ann Romney Wins Raves — With Tiny Cakes

Ann Romney's address to the Republican National Convention tonight is meant to humanize her husband, Mitt, and chip away at his "likability gap" with President Obama. So how does she relieve the pressure? By baking her grandmother's Welsh cakes for the press corps.

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