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Ryan Boosts Romney's Conservative Credentials, But Also Mobilizes Opponents

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney discarded his increasingly inert better-safe-than-sorry campaign strategy Saturday when he named budget hawk and Democratic bete noire Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate. But the pick has handed Democrats a trove of material to use in an effort to weaken the GOP ticket's appeal among independent voters, women and senior citizens.
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Georgia Gould Wins Bronze Medal In Mountain Bike Cross-Country Race

"I'm glad I didn't let them all down," says U.S. cyclist Georgia Gould, of her fans in the U.S., after winning bronze in the women's mountain bike cross-country race.
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Summer Lobster Surplus Leads To Cross-Border Price War Between Trappers

Protests at Canadian seafood processing plants stymie Maine lobster trappers, and after a summer seafood supply glut, an escalating price war is preventing trappers from getting their goods to market.
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Joplin's New Trees Struggle To Survive Amid Drought

When a powerful tornado slammed into Joplin, Mo., in May 2011, 161 people were killed. The tornado also knocked down thousands of buildings and destroyed more than 15,000 of the city's trees. Lack of rain is now threatening the survival of thousands of donated saplings planted to reforest Joplin.
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Some Idaho Farmers Pray, Others Turn On The Water

Not every farm in the state was blessed with an aquifer for irrigation. For those that are, crops have flourished despite the drought that has stricken much of the U.S. Farmers dependent on rain, however, are stuck with devastating crop losses.
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First Prayer Service Held In Tennessee Mosque

After years of protests and roadblocks, a controversial mosque in Murfreesboro, Tenn., finally opened on Friday. It's been a years-long battle to get the place permitted, built and opened for the Muslim community in the town just south of Nashville.
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Romney Aims To Perk Up Poll Numbers On Swing-State Bus Tour

Over the next four days, the Republican candidate will try to win over voters in four states that President Obama won in 2008 — Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Ohio.

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