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Family Roots Matter, If You're A GOP Convention Speaker

If Republicans really do have a problem with the issue of immigration — as even former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush intimated on Thursday — you wouldn't know it from the litany of GOP convention speakers who have made a point of stressing their country of origin.
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As It Happened: Thursday At The Republican Convention

Mitt Romney accepted his party's presidential nomination and promised to end four years of "disappointment and division." President Obama, he said, has failed to solve the nation's problems and it's time for him to leave the White House.
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Two Sides Prepare For Vote On Genetically Modified Labeling In Calif.

Supporters of the labeling measure have raised about $800,000. The amount is dwarfed by the nearly $25 million raised by food industry opponents.
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Drone-Tracking App Gets No Traction From Apple

For the third time in a month, Apple has rejected a proposed app that tracks American drone strikes. The company says the app is "objectionable and crude"; the developer says he wants to encourage more dialogue about drone attacks.
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Garden Of Youth In Moab, Utah

The Youth Garden Project cultivates healthy children, families and communities through educational programs.
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Bradley Manning's Trial Set To Begin In February In WikiLeaks Case

The trial of Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private accused of passing hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the WikiLeaks website, is now scheduled to begin in early February.
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On the Farmers Market Frontier, It's Not Just About Profit

The farmers markets opening up in lower-income neighborhoods may not be as good a business for farmers, but they're helping build community. And they're making fresh food available that people might have thought was outside of their budget.
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Despite Drought, Some Corn Farmers Reap Bounty

For every farmer who is hurting this year during the drought, others are benefiting. Many fields in the South, Northwest and Upper Midwest are producing bountiful corn crops. And because the drought has pushed prices to record highs, farmers who have corn to sell expect a terrific payday.

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