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London 2012 Lives Up To 'Social Games' Title, In Unwelcome Ways

The London 2012 Games have been touted as the first Olympics to live fully in the age of social media. But a rash of scandals related to Twitter has put a new mark on the face of the London Games. The stories range from a journalist's suspended account to a tweeting teen who has been arrested.
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Missy Franklin On Winning Gold: 'Someone Needs To Pinch Me'

Swimmer Missy Franklin, 17, is being hailed as the next great U.S. swimming star, after winner her first gold medal in the London Olympics. She says that while standing on the podium, she thought about "all the things leading up to that moment. And it was so incredibly worth it."
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Share Your Stories: Did You Do 'Bedtime Math' Or Something Like It?

A New Jersey mom started giving her children fun math problems to do before sleep. Now, she's got 5,000 subscribers to her blog who use the problems to teach their children. Did your parents do anything like that? Or do you with your children?
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Let's Catch Up: Olympics Set Record Ratings; Venus Rolls To Third Round

Stories that caught our eye this morning include a ratings coup for NBC, progress for Venus Williams, and a 33-megapixel broadcast of the opening ceremony.
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Reports: GOP Lawmakers Blame Five ATF Officials For 'Fast And Furious'

Republican lawmakers are also calling on the Obama administration to strengthen the bureau's leadership, according to news outlets.
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N.J. Mom Puts Kids To Bed With Math

The U.S. ranks 25th out of 34 countries when it comes to kids' math proficiency. One New Jersey parent wants to change that by overhauling the culture of math. An astrophysics graduate and mother of three kids, she started a ritual when each child was 2 years old: a little bedtime mathematical problem-solving that soon became a beloved routine. Parent friends began to bug her to send them kid-friendly math problems, too. Now Bedtime Math is gaining fans among children and math-shy parents around the country.
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How U.S.-Iran Tensions Are Tied To Afghanistan

To the United States, Iran is a pariah state. To Afghanistan, Iran is a powerful neighbor that could help promote development and stability, and that puts U.S. foreign policy in conflict. On one hand, Washington is looking for every opportunity to contain Tehran. But, if Iran chooses to help achieve the American goal of peace and stability in Afghanistan, the U.S. might have to turn a blind eye.
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NRA Targets One Of Its Own In Tenn. Race

On Thursday, voters in Tennessee will decide on a series of ballot issues, including an unusual one that's garnering a lot of attention. The National Rifle Association has turned against one of its biggest supporters and is actively trying to get the Republican booted from office.
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Presidential Race Zeroes In On Nevada

Nevada has just six electoral votes, but it's much fought over in presidential elections. In 2008, it gave an unexpectedly big boost to Democratic candidate Barack Obama. This year the contest is shaping up to be much closer as Nevada copes with both the worst unemployment in the nation and one of the country's highest home foreclosure rates.

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