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Saltwater From Gulf Invades Mississippi River

All the dry weather means there's less water flowing through the once mighty river into the Gulf of Mexico, and low outflow means saltwater from the Gulf is creeping in. Some Louisiana cities have already begun purchasing drinking water, and now New Orleans is at risk.
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Skaters Give Back In Los Angeles, Calif.

The Los Angeles Derby Dolls open their track to the community for a one-day health fair each year.
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Has The Damage Been Done For Todd Akin?

U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin apologized for his remarks about rape and pregnancy, but calls have intensified for him to withdraw. Plus, a new e-book claims the Obama campaign is in a constant state of conflict. Guest host Viviana Hurtado speaks with Janice Crouse of Concerned Women for America and Joy-Ann Reid of TheGrio.com.
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Three Year Olds Told To Fight By Delaware Day Care Workers, Police Say

The kids were encouraged to punch, not pinch, and videotaped as they slugged each other, police say. Three of the day care center's employees have been arrested.
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Rosie O'Donnell Had Heart Attack, Uses Verse To Spread News And Message

In a poetic post, she also urges other women not to ignore the symptoms as she did for a day. Doctors found that an artery was 99 percent blocked and installed a stent.
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Diana Nyad Ends Latest Bid To Swim From Cuba To Key West

The endurance athlete, who turns 63 on Wednesday, has been trying to become the first person to make the swim without the protection of a shark cage. This was her third recent attempt.
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Update: Akin Vows Again To Stay In Missouri Senate Race

Under fire for his comments about rape and abortion, the Missouri Senate candidate is under pressure from his own party to drop out before the end of the day. His Democratic opponent is one of the few voices urging him to stay in.
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Drug Free in Dublin, N.H.

Volunteers at Dublin House help teenagers battle drug and alcohol addiction.

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