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Storm Surge From Isaac Ravages Coastal Communities

Hurricane Isaac has continued to drop huge amounts of rain on Louisiana and Mississippi. The slow-moving storm has led to flooding and a storm surge. The worst hit area has been in Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana. That's where the eye of the storm crossed Tuesday and it's where levees have strained to keep water out of communities.
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U.S. Paralympian Makes Fifth Showing At The Games

Melissa Block speaks with U.S. Paralympian and flag bearer at the Paralympics opening ceremony, Scott Danberg. The competition, which opens tonight in London, will be Danberg's fifth Paralympic Games. Over the years he has participated in multiple events, from power-lifting to javelin.
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South Dakota Hit As West Nile Virus Spreads

The West Nile virus is continuing to spread around the country, including into the Dakotas, which are among the hardest hit states.
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Moderate Republicans Lost In GOP's Official Platform

Two moderate Republicans — former congressmen Mike Castle of Delaware and Tom Davis of Virginia — wonder whether that wing of their party can survive. In years past the party had a component referred to as "Rockefeller Republicans" — named after former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller. The group tended to work well with middle of the road Democrats.
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Two Die After Hantavirus Outbreak In Yosemite

Two people have died after an outbreak of the hantavirus at a camp in Yosemite National Park. The disease is transmitted by infected rodents.

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