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Maine Lobstermen Give Farming Sea Scallops A Try

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.
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Chukar Cherries Offers A Year-Round Taste Of Summer

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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Communities Find Relief From Voting Rights Act

A former enforcer of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, J. Gerald Hebert now helps local governments that have overcome histories of election bias win release from federal oversight of their elections.
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From 'Very Excited' To Predicting 'Disaster': What Wis. Says About Paul Ryan

After GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate, the state was abuzz. Ryan provokes strong feelings across the political spectrum. But as a swing state, you'll still find leery independents.
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'Mobot' Day: Track Relays, Volleyball And More Results

On the last full day of competition in the 2012 Summer Olympics, the athletes are competing in 32 medal events. The news includes a record for the U.S. women's 4x400m relay team, and a silver medal for the U.S. men's 4x100m relay.
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Paul Ryan's Agenda: Now Romney's?

Senior Romney adviser and former Republican Minnesota congressman Vin Weber talks to host Guy Raz about the strategy behind the selection of Paul Ryan, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's choice for vice president.
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What's In A Keynote? Making A Splash At Conventions

Democrats have announced that San Antonio mayor Julian Castro will be the keynote speaker at that party's convention. In the past, that role has served as a platform for bigger things. Political scientist Costas Panagopoulos, who studies party conventions, was at that 2004 Democratic convention when the then-unknown Barack Obama dazzled the delegates. He talks to host Guy Raz about what makes a great keynote speaker.
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What An Ayn Rand View Could Do For Romney

Mitt Romney's newly announced running mate, Paul Ryan, has long subscribed to the objectivist philosophies of novelist Ayn Rand. Host Guy Raz speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic about how that approach to public policy will play with voters.
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New GOP Team Brings Its Message To America

Saturday morning, Mitt Romney announced his running mate would be Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. We hear the latest from the newly minted ticket as they visit cities in northern Virginia.

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