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Obama Pre-Empts Romney's Israel Visit With Security Aid Bill Signing

It may have just been a coincidence that on the eve of Mitt Romney's visit to Israel, President Obama signed legislation that increases U.S. military and security aid to the Jewish state. But the timing showed once again the benefits of incumbency in an election year.
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Seven Strange Food Museums To Spice Up Your Summer Travel Plans

Curious about the history of currywurst? Searching for some facts about Spam? Unusual museums worldwide celebrate their favorite foods. And summer is a good time to check them out.
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Maryland Police Arrest 'A Joker' They Say Threatened To 'Blow Everybody Up'

By referring to himself that way, police say, the suspect may have been implying he would mount an attack like the one in Colorado that left 12 people dead and 58 wounded. They found multiple weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition at his home.
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One White Buffalo To Get Sacred Name; Death Of Another Still Stirs Anger

In Connecticut, the birth of what's thought to be a rare white bison is drawing Native Americans to a sacred ceremony. But in Texas, no one has yet been arrested in the May killing of another such animal and there's anger over the pace of the investigation.
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Why Science Is A Non-Issue In The Election...Again

In the face of a massive drought and climbing sea levels are the presidential candidates going to talk about climate change? Why is science always at the bottom of the list of campaign issues that resonate with the public? Ira Flatow and guests discuss what scientists can do to shape the national dialogue in an election year.
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Amazon's Bezos Enters Gay Marriage Debate With $2.5M Worth Of Support

Fast food's Chick-fil-A has been at the center of the culture wars in recent days because of company President Dan Cathy's outspoken opposition to gay marriage. Now online retailer Amazon may be in other culture warriors' sights.
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London Olympics: Watching The Opening Ceremony, And This Weekend's Events

The London 2012 Summer Games are set to begin in earnest, with today's opening ceremony kicking off a weekend of gold-medal competitions. But if you're in America and hope to watch the ceremony live, you'll be disappointed: NBC is tape-delaying its broadcast until Friday night.
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The U.S. Economy, Sliced And Diced In Two Graphics

Economic growth slowed in the second quarter. We look at just how the U.S. economy breaks down into goods and services.

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