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Boston Plans For 'Near-Term Risk' Of Rising Tides

In Boston, scientists are predicting that climate change will lead to dramatic sea level rise, and more frequent flooding, around the city. Officials are studying the potential impact on roads and sewers and are asking waterfront developers to plan for increased flooding.
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GOP Platform Anti-Abortion Language Includes No Exceptions For Rape, Incest

The Republican Party's platform committee on Tuesday adopted the same anti-abortion language it included in GOP platforms in 2004 and 2008. It seeks passage of a constitutional amendment that would essentially ban abortion. The language includes no exceptions for rape or incest.

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Biden And Ryan Share Faith, But Not Worldview

The views of vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan are strikingly different, but both espouse the same Catholic faith and are reaching out to Christian voters. Their views, which represent opposite wings of their religion, are a reflection of the growing divide among Catholics.
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Painting The Town In Arkadelphia, Ark.

The Mid-America Murals Project travels around the country helping communities create visual poems on downtown buildings.
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BP Recalls Gasoline That May Cause Car Problems

BP has announced that it's recalling thousands of gallons of gasoline. The oil giant says fuel that was stored in a tank in northwest Indiana could cause car problems.
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Vets' Job Hunt May Be Thwarted By Disability Bias

Army veteran Justin Claus of Wisconsin has been looking for work, unsuccessfully, for two years. He suspects his military disability may be keeping him from getting hired. And research shows his suspicions have some basis in fact.
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Saltwater From Gulf Invades Mississippi River

All the dry weather means there's less water flowing through the once mighty river into the Gulf of Mexico, and low outflow means saltwater from the Gulf is creeping in. Some Louisiana cities have already begun purchasing drinking water, and now New Orleans is at risk.

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