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Isaac's Size, Speed Help It Pack A Heavyweight Punch

The storm may not have had the intensity of other Gulf hurricanes of recent years, but its slow movement and wide coverage area create their own problems.
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With West Nile On The Rise, We Answer Your Questions

Every state except Alaska and Hawaii has reported West Nile virus in people, birds or mosquitoes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects human cases will rise through October. In Texas, the worst-hit state, deaths reached 31.
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For Party Defectors, A Warm Welcome (Then Maybe Siberia)

Both political parties are featuring high-profile convention speakers who once were on the other side. They get a lot of attention, but their new partisan paths don't always lead to long-term career success.
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Paralympics Begin In London, Near 'Spiritual Home' Of Games

More than 4,000 athletes from 147 countries will compete in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, where the opening ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m. ET today. The U.S. contingent of 227 athletes includes 133 men and 94 women. Of the American Paralympians, 20 are U.S. military veterans.
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Reuniting Siblings In Lincoln, Neb.

Camp Catch-Up enables children separated by foster care and adoption to spend a fun-filled weekend with their brothers and sisters — at no cost to the families.
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FEMA Chief: Isaac's Slow Track Means Slow Response

Hurricane Isaac is taking its time as it moves inland from the Gulf Coast and up toward Baton Rouge. That's making it harder for people living in its path and emergency response teams. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate has been to Alabama and Mississippi and joins Steve Inskeep as he arrives in Louisiana to take stock of the storm.

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