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From Politics To Pestilence: Everything Is Earlier

The seasons are showing up sooner, and girls are developing earlier. We get financial information earlier, and McDonald's just announced it's serving breakfast earlier. What effect will all this earliness ultimately have on our culture? It's too early to tell.
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SEAL's Book On Bin Laden Raid, Woodward Book On Obama Due Sept. 11

The SEAL's book claims to be an inside account of the raid that killed the al-Qaida leader. Woodward's book will focus on the efforts of the Obama administration and Congress to get the economy going.
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Isaac Could Be A Hurricane By Friday; Florida And GOP Convention Brace

The tropical storm is expected to hit Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Friday and could be a hurricane by then. Its track then could take it over Florida and up toward Tampa, where tens of thousands are gathering to nominate Mitt Romney.

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Drought Assists Police With Marijuana Finds

Pot growers often leave an open space to grow marijuana in the middle of a cornfield. But as drought turns corn crops brown, marijuana remains a distinctive green. A trooper tells the News And Tribune the pot is easier to spot from the air.
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Backpacks For Kids In Punta Gorda, Fla.

The Yah Yahs deliver backpacks full of healthy, non-perishable, child-friendly food to schools for kids principals and school nurses say are likely to be hungry on weekends.
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Wis. Business Owner Relates To Romney's Resume

At her family's restaurant on Lake Winnebago, Linda Wendt oversees a staff of almost 50 people. And that, more than anything, has made her feel a connection to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
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Drought Extends Reach, Some Farmers Ready To Quit

The federal government has declared an additional 23 counties to be disaster areas. And the latest crop estimates indicate more than half of the corn planted this year is doing poorly. Parched lands hurt everyone from farmers and ranchers to barge operators and commodity traders.

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