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Rediscovered Headstones Hold Clues To Calif. Quake

California's Gilliam Cemetery appears to have more occupants as of late, but it's not only because new bodies have been buried there. Instead, old headstones that were claimed by the earth a century ago have been resurrected.
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Romney's Foreign Trip Hits Right Note For Some, Potholes For Others

Mitt Romney's trip abroad accomplished some of what he wanted. In Israel he delivered a hawkish pro-Israel message of support for the conservative government meant to appeal to those U.S. Jews skeptical of President Obama. But his trip also had missteps, notably in Britain but not only there.
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Texas GOP Senate Runoff Gives Tea Party An Opportunity To Flex Its Muscles

The Republican race to succeed retiring GOP Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison wasn't supposed to be a heated primary battle, but it's become one of the hardest fought and most expensive intraparty races of the year. The runoff should be decided Tuesday.
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Fishin' In The Dark Draws Rods and Reels To Park

When the summer sun sets in Charlotte, N.C., urban fishers make for the manmade pond in Freedom Park. They often bring their kids and grandkids for a taste of the country life they knew when Charlotte was a sleepier town.
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Suspected Aurora Shooter Charged With 142 Offenses

The man accused in the Colorado theater shooting faces a total of 142 charges — including 24 counts of first degree murder. James Holmes was in court again on Monday. Colorado Public Radio's Megan Verlee was there and speaks with Audie Cornish.
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Lawmakers Tangle Over Renewing Surveillance Law

The Justice Department and the intelligence community say reauthorizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act, which expires at the end of the year, is their top national security priority. But an interesting mix of senators are sounding alarms about whether the government is secretly gathering too much information on innocent Americans, and keeping it for far too long. They cite a newly declassified letter that exposes an incident where even the Obama administration acknowledges it went too far.
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Franklin Wins Gold, While Lochte Misses Out; Grevers Wins Backstroke [Results]

Missy Franklin set a new American record as she won gold in the 100m backstroke. Earlier in the day, Yannick Agnel of France won the 200m men's freestyle, beating a field that included American Ryan Lochte. And U.S. swimmers swept the top two spots in the men's 100m backstroke, with Matthew Grevers winning gold.
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U.S. Men's Gymnastics Takes A Fall During Finals; Britain Breaks 100-Year Drought

The U.S. men's gymnastics team had an excellent day of qualifying this weekend, putting it in first place entering today's team finals. But the Americans are struggling in the final, which does not carry points over from the earlier rounds.
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Poll: Jobs Should Be Next President's Priority; Tax Fairness? Not So Much

A new poll shows voters, even those who say they support President Obama, do not think raising taxes on the wealthy should be a top priority of the next president.

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