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Service Is A Stretch In Columbia, S.C.

Yoga instructor Dara Brown trains students at Columbia College and together they go out and try to help middle-school girls deal with the stresses of every day life.
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Best Buy's Founder Bids To Take Over Retailer

Best Buy founder and former CEO Richard Schulze is trying to put together a leveraged buyout to take the company private again. Some analysts are skeptical about his ability to raise enough money to do the deal.
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Will Tea Party Star Marco Rubio Get GOP VP Nod?

Among the Tea Party successes in the 2010 congressional elections was U.S. Sen. Mark Rubio of Florida. The Cuban-American is a plus for Republicans, a party that polls show has been losing ground with Hispanics.
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Older, Tougher — But Will The Tea Party Be Stronger?

Polls showed public support for the movement falling off significantly. But the Tea Party remains a force in many states. Its favored candidate for the U.S. Senate won big in Texas last week, sending the strongest signal yet that the movement will be a factor this fall.
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Presidential Foods And What They Say About Our Leaders

What our presidents and candidates eat says a lot about the public images they strive to project. Historically, their recipes also gave us insight into the cooking advancements and habits of the period.
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Race An Issue That Simmers In Florida Battleground

The economy is the central issue in this fall's campaign. But when you talk with people in Hillsborough County, a key swing area that includes Tampa, they link the economy to other issues, including race. In the diverse county, residents see race affecting them in different ways.
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Roosevelt's Badlands Ranch Faces Potential Threat

Theodore Roosevelt's Elkhorn Ranch is often called the Walden Pond of the West. But the ranch and its pristine land are feeling the pressure of North Dakota's oil boom. Critics say that proposed changes could destroy the solitude that made a lasting impression on Roosevelt.

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