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Let's Catch Up: Canada Wins Bronze; Lopez Plays Waiting Game

It's Day 13 of the London Games, and the overall medal tally stands at 82 for the United States, 77 for China, and 48 for Great Britain. Here's a roundup of the news that caught our eye this morning
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Canning Factories On Wheels Rev Up The Beer 'Canvolution'

The canned beer revolution is well under way, led by craft breweries that have adopted a cans-are-better philosophy and are winning over beer snobs nationwide. Now, cans are coming to even the tiniest microbreweries, thanks to mobile canning services.
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George Zimmerman Seeks 'Stand Your Ground' Hearing In Bid To Dismiss Case

The man charged with second-degree murder in the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin will argue he was in fear for his life when they encountered each other. If a judge agrees, the case could be dismissed.
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Man On The Moon: Saving America's 'One Small Step'

Private space ventures and nations such as China are aiming to potentially leave their own prints in the moon's powdery soil. That's prompted some nervousness about keeping Neil Armstrong's iconic boot print and other artifacts left by U.S. Apollo astronauts safe and secure.
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Neil Armstrong 'Doing Great' After Heart Surgery

That's good news, tweets the second man on the moon — Buzz Aldrin — because he and Armstrong have "agreed to make it [to] the 50th Apollo Anniv in 2019."
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Drought May Force Tougher Water Restrictions

As drought continues throughout the country, municipalities are doing their part to maintain water sources like lakes. In some cities, officials are using law enforcement to regulate the water usage of businesses and residents.
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Obama Campaigns On GOP Turf In Colorado

President Obama is in the midst of a two-day campaign swing through Colorado. The Rocky Mountain West is a key battleground area in the November election. A new poll shows the president leading Mitt Romney among women in the state but trailing his Republican rival among Colorado men.
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Retailers Go For Gold By Evoking Olympic Games

More than 20 percent of online retailers have referred to the Olympics in their promotional materials in recent weeks. But unless they're official sponsors, they can't directly use trademarked Olympic symbols or even the word Olympics. So many have had to get creative, using language such as go for the gold, podium or world-class to catch the attention of fans.
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How Other Networks Compete Against Olympic Games

NBC's coverage of the London Olympics is a ratings hit. This can present a problem for other networks looking to lure viewers — especially those dedicated to broadcasting sports. Steve Inskeep, talks to media reporter John Ourand of the Sports Business Daily about counter-programming the Olympics, and what sports networks like ESPN are showing instead.

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