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Georgia Digs Deep To Counter Drought

A quarter of the state is classified as being under "exceptional drought" — the highest level recorded. As creeks and riverbeds dry up, farmers are drilling deeper wells to get water for their crops. Now the state is cutting back its permits because of environmental concerns.
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Obama Warns Iowans GOP Ideas Aren't Solutions

President Obama continues his campaign bus trip across Iowa. He's traveling from west to east, drawing sharp contrasts with the Republican ticket. Obama warned some jobs could be in jeopardy if a wind power tax credit is allowed to expire, as Romney has proposed.
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University Of Georgia To Honor First Black Graduate

Mary Frances Early arrived at the university in the summer of 1961 as a graduate student during the height of desegregation in the South. Riots caused the first black students at the university to be temporarily suspended, and that's when Early was quietly getting her degree. Critics suggest Early's accomplishments have been largely overlooked.
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Hecklers Interrupt Ryan At Iowa State Fair Stop

On Monday, GOP Rep. Paul Ryan made his first solo campaign trip since being named Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate. Ryan went to the Iowa State where candidates are a common sight. Ryan drew a big crowd but it wasn't always friendly.
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With Four Candidates Now Campaigning, 'Choice' Is The Theme

President Obama and GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan were in Iowa, where they told supporters that the general election would give voters a stark choice between two visions of the nation's future. With Mitt Romney in Florida and Joe Biden in North Carolina, all four candidates worked to energize supporters in key swing states.
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Favored In GOP Senate Primary, Linda McMahon Faces Critics Left And Right

Former World Wrestling Entertainment executive Linda McMahon is making her second run for a U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut. Once again she is campaigning with primarily her own millions. And her opponents again say she can't separate herself from the controversial side of professional wrestling.
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In Colorado Wildfires' Wake, Survivors Live In Limbo

Wildfire-ravaged Colorado is experiencing its most destructive fire season ever. Large blazes have destroyed more than 600 homes and claimed the lives of six people. The recovery process is only just beginning for the scores of people who lost their homes.
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Google To Buy Frommer's Travel Guides

Financial terms were not disclosed, but one news report said Google will pay about $23 million. The deal could allow Google to sell travel-related ads against search results that feature Frommer's.

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