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Portman A Low-Key Possibility For GOP Running Mate

As the guessing game continues about Mitt Romney's choice of a vice presidential running mate, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman invariably comes up as a top contender. With a wealth of experience in Washington and beyond, the well-liked Portman would be considered a safe pick.

Drought Brings Misery To Arkansas River Basin

Drought conditions in the Midwest are drying up the Arkansas River basin. Shrinking water levels are ravaging crops, sapping tourism and threatening drinking water supplies in the Rocky Mountains.

In Fairplay, Colo., Burro Racing Packs 'Em In

Burro racing began in the 1940s as the offspring of another Colorado industry: tourism. It has fewer participants than almost any other sport out there. On Sunday, the world champion of pack burro racing will be crowned in Fairplay, Colo.

McCain Defends Clinton Aide, Tells Bachmann And Others To Back Off

The 2008 GOP presidential nominee came to the defense of Hilary Clinton's longtime aide on the Senate floor. While Sen. John McCain didn't mention Rep. Michele Bachmann by name, he made clear he wants her to stop suggesting the aide is helping the Muslim Brotherhood.

City Life Snapshot: A.J. Auto Accessories

We meet David Ortiz at A.J. Auto Accessories in Chicago. As part of the NPR Cities Project, we'll be hearing "City Life Snapshots" from time to time, sent to us by producers from the Association of Independents in Radio who are involved in its nationwide Localore initiative. This snapshot comes from the Curious City project at member station WBEZ.