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Treats For The Troops In Denver, Colo.

Colorado Supporting Our Troops sends care packages to members of the military. The boxes contain everything from lip balm to licorice.
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Some At-Risk Shark Species Are Ending Up In U.S. Soups

Shark fin soup is a delicacy, but consumers may not be aware they're eating threatened species. Scientists hope the methods they've devised to trace shark DNA in bowls of soup can help law enforcement officials track contraband in states where sales are illegal.
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U.S. Breaks Through In Wrestling, As Burroughs Delivers Gold

American wrestler Jordan Burroughs has won the first and only U.S. gold medal in his sport at the London Games, beating Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi of Iran. Burroughs, the reigning world champion at the 74kg weight, won a point in the first two periods to put a quick end to the men's freestyle match.
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Consumer Group Files Suit Against Sweetener For Claiming It's 'Essential'

What's with marketing food as a health miracle? The Center for Science in the Public Interest files the latest in a slew of complaints about the claims food companies make about their products.
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California's Baking And The Power Grid's Being Tested

Temperatures are expected to stay high through the weekend. Officials are asking customers to try to conserve electricity because demand for air conditioning is going to be huge.
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Year Of The Woman At The London Games? For Americans, It's True

Every nation that sent a delegation to the London Games sent at least one female athlete — a first for the Olympics. This year's Team USA has more female than male athletes — and the women have won nearly twice as many medals as the men: 100 total medals, by my count, to 59 for the men.
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Running For Others In Richmond, Ky.

A group of Eastern Kentucky University alumnae organized a running team to try to raise $10,000 to seed a women's leadership scholarship that might encourage female leaders.
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Air Force Chief Leaves Legacy In The Sky: Drones

The U.S. Air Force's top officer, Gen. Norton Schwartz, is retiring after four years on the job. Schwartz was a champion of remotely piloted aircraft, or drones. But he says the Air Force will continue to need pilots for decades and more manned aircraft to ensure it can prevail with a minimum use of force.
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An Undecided Florida Voter Faces Emotional Decision

Four years ago, Wanda Kos voted for Barack Obama. Now, she says, she's on the fence. And her decision has taken on an added layer since 2008: Her son just joined the Army, so she'll be casting a ballot for his commander in chief.

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