President Obama has long used House Republicans as a foil. Now that one of the leaders in that group, Paul Ryan, is on the ticket alongside Mitt Romney, the connection is that much clearer. NPR's Scott Horsley joins host Guy Raz to talk about the president's response to the newly formed GOP ticket.
As the Olympics have shown, participation in sports at this high level can teach discipline, perseverance and teamwork. But can the Olympics teach U.S. athletes to think in meters and kilos instead of feet and pounds?
Since the Wisconsin congressman came on the scene on Saturday, Mitt Romney's rallies have felt different. The crowds are bigger. The audience is more raucous. Lines that used to be a routine part of Romney's stump speech have become rousing battle cries.
Michael Phelps leaves London with 18 gold medals and a record 22 total medals. He says that his plans for life after the Olympics include visiting some of the cities he's competed in — but outside the bubble of swim meets, for a change.
As more areas are becoming overfished, fishermen and scientists in Maine are developing a way to farm scallops instead of catching them. It's said to be safer for the environment and brings in more money, but the method isn't approved yet.
Washington state is famous for its cherries, but the juicy fruits are available for only a short time each year. Chukar Cherries, based in Prosser, Wash., uses 250,000 pounds of them annually in its dried cherry candies. Fans say Chukar's goodies let the sweet taste of summer last all year.
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