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Drought Makes Bear Run-Ins More Common

Unpleasant encounters between humans and bears are up in Western states including Colorado and Wyoming. It's due largely to the drought. Bears are traveling longer distances for food because one of their natural foods — berries — has dried up due to lack of rain and snow melt. They're now turning to dumpsters and even breaking into homes to raid kitchen cabinets

Paul Ryan's Youthful, But Can He Get The Youth Vote?

At 42, Paul Ryan is the first member of a presidential ticket from Generation X. The GOP vice presidential candidate works out and likes the band Rage Against the Machine, but the jury's out on whether his relative youth gives him an advantage with younger voters.

Protecting Families In Fort Thompson, S.D.

The Wiconi Wawokiya, Inc. shelter serves more than 350 victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.

Paul Ryan's RNC Speech The Biggest Of His Career

Tonight is Paul Ryan's night. The Vice Presidential nominee will address the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Mara Liasson joins Audie Cornish to talk about the candidate, his politics and policies.

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.