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How 'Government' Became A Dirty Word

Anti-government sentiment has deep roots in the Republican Party — from Ronald Reagan's proclamation, "government is the problem," to last week's convention. But the message has had most of its success in the abstract, and sometimes Republicans aren't putting the ideology into practice.
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'Jonathan Livingston Seagull' Author Richard Bach Injured In Plane Crash

Richard Bach, who authored the popular Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Illusions, was injured Friday when the light plane he was piloting crashed as he tried to land on San Juan Island, Wash.
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Americans In Action, Helping Each Other And Making The Whole Country Better

In our monthlong blog that ended Aug. 31, we collected stories of people working together to make the world a better, safer, greener and greater place to live.
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Republicans Gear Up To Thwart An Obama North Carolina Two-Peat

With polls suggesting a North Carolina race that's tight as a tick, Republicans are seeking to increase their vote across the board, including places where President Obama did well in 2008. On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, an on-the-ground look at the race in the host state.
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Saving For Retirement? Here's A Tip

The stock market hasn't been kind to 401(k) plans in recent years. At an annual economics retreat in Maine, some experts offer up a word of caution: Watch out for fees.
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Obama Campaigns For Veterans' Mental Health

Speaking at Fort Bliss in Texas on Friday, the president said he is ordering additional help for those with invisible battle scars. He's signed an executive order directing the Veterans Administration to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals and to expand the capacity of its crisis line.
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Gone But Not Forgotten, Isaac Leaves Messy Wake

Hurricane Isaac may be long gone but there's a lot of work to do to clean up the mess left behind. For people in Mississippi, it will be a difficult couple of weeks. NPR's Russell Lewis reports.

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