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Let's Catch Up: Phelps In Fly, Too Many Tweets, And A Chatty Olympics Greeter

Monday's roundup of 2012 Summer Olympics news stories includes Michael Phelps in the butterfly semifinal, and London's attempts to deal with human and digital traffic. And in judo, an American scores a big upset.
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Fun — And Olympic Games — On National Cheesecake Day

Some food holidays are pure marketing, but at least this one has a bit of Olympic history behind it. Some of the first Olympians were said to have dined on cheesecakes, although they sound a bit different from cheesecakes today.
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Long Legal Process Begins For Colorado Shooting Suspect

Prosecutors are expected to formally file charges today against James Holmes. But it will be months, if not longer, before there's any trial. And if they seek the death penalty, the case could take years to resolve.
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Olympic Swimming Records Smashed, Hopes Dashed

American Dana Vollmer blew away the field, winning gold and setting a record in the 100-meter butterfly. Her teammates in the men's 4-by-100-meter freestyle relay fell short in the final stretch, winning silver. And the crowd went wild for English superstar Rebecca Adlington's finish in the 400-meter free — good for bronze.
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Latest Tea Party Vs. GOP Establishment Battle Comes Tuesday In Texas

The Tea Party is going all out on Tuesday in Texas on behalf of Ted Cruz, a former state solicitor general who is battling Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the GOP Senate primary.
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Pennsylvania's Voter ID Law Faces Court Challenge

Several groups are challenging Pennsylvania's law requiring voters to show an approved photo ID at their polling place. Opponents claim it could prevent thousands of people — mostly poor and minorities — from voting in November. But the law's backers say it's needed to ensure the integrity of elections.
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Crocker On Afghanistan's 'Extraordinary Achievement'

Renee Montagne speaks with U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker as he prepares to step down from his posting.

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