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In Akin's Wake, Ryan Defends Anti-Abortion Record

Since Republican Rep. Todd Akin first said the words "legitimate rape" last weekend, just about everyone in the Republican Party has condemned those comments. That includes vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. But it's also put a spotlight on Ryan's anti-abortion legislation and voting record.
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Lance Armstrong: When A Hero Lets Us Down

The Hall of Fallen American Heroes is long and wide. There is a portrait of Bill Clinton. Over there is a sculpture of Tiger Woods. Toppled from that pedestal is Gary Hart. Watch out for the broken busts of John Edwards, Richard Nixon, Pete Rose, Mark McGwire and many, many others. Should the curators now make room for Armstrong?
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Turkey Feeling The Pressure Of Syrian Refugees

The Obama administration has been leery of any military intervention in Syria and says the idea of a no-fly zone is on the "back burner." But Turkey says it won't be able to handle the influx of refugees much longer and safe zones inside Syria are needed. Analysts say if Turkey and the Syrian rebels push for that, the U.S., as a NATO ally, will have no choice but to provide air cover.
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Lance Armstrong Banned For Life, Stripped Of Titles

Lance Armstrong's decision to stop fighting the doping case against him has drawn mixed reactions from the cycling world and elsewhere.
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Summer Nights: Frozen Custard In St. Louis

As part of our "Summer Nights" series, we travel to a custard stand along old Route 66 in St. Louis, Mo. For more than 80 years, Ted Drewes Frozen Custard has been a traditional way for locals to cap off their night out on the town.
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Two Die In Shooting Near Empire State Building

A gunman opened fire near New York's Empire State Building on Friday morning. Officials say the shooting appears to have stemmed from a workplace dispute. The gunman killed one person before being shot and killed by police. Nine other people were also injured.
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Farmers Waiting Out The Drought Tune Into Twitter

Farmers are getting real-time news they can use, and moral support, from other farmers on Twitter. The social networking tool is especially important in this year's severe drought, which is affecting most of the country.
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Barrio Basketball In El Paso, Texas

For just $1, the Basketball in the Barrio camp teaches kids crossover dribbling, along with peace and harmony.

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