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Going The Extra Inning In St. Louis, Mo.

A marathon baseball game in St. Louis raises money for families of injured or deceased firefighters and police officers.
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Grand Ole Goo Goo Sweetens Fans Old And New

The Goo Goo Cluster, a chocolate-covered bundle of marshmallow, peanuts, and caramel from Tennessee, turns 100 in October. After a long association with Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, the gooey treat is looking for a new audience.
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Ayotte Would Add Youth, Conservatism As VP Choice

That Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire is even being considered as Mitt Romney's running mate is somewhat remarkable. Her state has just four electoral votes, and Ayotte has been a U.S. senator for less than two years. But as Romney nears his choice, Ayotte remains in the discussion.
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This Drought's No Dry Run: Lessons Of The Dust Bowl

This summer's dry weather is drawing comparisons to the droughts of the 1950s and even the Dust Bowl years of the 1930s. Technology and techniques developed from those hard times is helping to save some of today's crops, but there's no substitute for water.
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Obama, Romney Each Read Jobs Numbers Differently

President Obama focused on the millions of jobs that have been created in the past 2 1/2 years. His Republican challenger Mitt Romney stressed the unemployment rate, which rose to 8.3 percent. With the economy seemingly in a holding pattern, analysts wonder if the numbers will sway voters.
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Experts Fear Whooping Cough Vaccine's Shield Is 'Waning'

A study from Australia finds that the current vaccine for whooping cough wanes more quickly than expected, which may be helping to fuel the epidemic that's been plaguing the West Coast of the U.S.
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Episode 392: Keeping The Biggest Secret In The U.S. Economy

How the federal agency that compiles the monthly jobs report makes sure it doesn't leak.
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Not Always Clear Who's Funding Politics-Related Ads

The presidential campaign air war is already being waged to the tune of $20 million a week. Republican Mitt Romney is benefiting from millions of dollars in ads by so-called social welfare organizations, tax-exempt groups that don't have to disclose their donors.

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