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Is Tampa Ready For 2 Oncoming Storms?

The Republican National Convention is being held in Tampa, Florida, and it's expected to bring the city tens of millions of dollars. But many are wondering if Tampa is ready for two oncoming storms — the whirlwind of people descending on the city, and brewing tropical storm Isaac. Guest host Viviana Hurtado talks with Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn.
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Friday News Roundup - International

President Barack Obama warned Syria on Monday that it could face American military intervention if there were signs it was moving chemical weapons for use. U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon announced plans to attend the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran next week. And German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with French President Francois Hollande in Berlin about how to solve the eurozone financial crisis. David Sanger of The New York Times, Michele Kelemen of NPR and Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Tampa, Fla., Mayor Bob Buckhorn said he was prepared to call off the Republican National Convention next week if Hurricane Isaac threatens public safety. The housing market showed more signs of recovery as home sales rose in July. And U.S. health officials said the West Nile virus outbreak in five states was one of the worst in American history. Naftali Bendavid of The Wall Street Journal, Jeanne Cummings of Bloomberg News and David Chalian of Yahoo! News join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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SEAL's Book On Bin Laden Raid, Woodward Book On Obama Due Sept. 11

The SEAL's book claims to be an inside account of the raid that killed the al-Qaida leader. Woodward's book will focus on the efforts of the Obama administration and Congress to get the economy going.
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Isaac Could Be A Hurricane By Friday; Florida And GOP Convention Brace

The tropical storm is expected to hit Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Friday and could be a hurricane by then. Its track then could take it over Florida and up toward Tampa, where tens of thousands are gathering to nominate Mitt Romney.

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Wis. Business Owner Relates To Romney's Resume

At her family's restaurant on Lake Winnebago, Linda Wendt oversees a staff of almost 50 people. And that, more than anything, has made her feel a connection to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
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Obama Campaign Tries To Up Fundraising Game

When it comes to fundraising, Republicans have been running circles around President Obama — out-raising his campaign in each of the last three months. The president and his allies don't expect to even the score, but they are trying to bring in more money. Obama even had a basketball fundraiser on Wednesday.
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Cut Off From Party's Purse Strings, Rep. Akin Plans Next Move

After his remarks about rape and pregnancy, Missouri Republican Todd Akin faces an uphill climb in his Senate contest against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. One expert says that to attract moderate voters, Akin must steer the conversation to the economy.
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Akin Must Raise Money Solo After GOP Turns Its Back

Now that he's been cut off from the support and money of the Republican establishment, Representative Todd Akin faces an uphill climb in his Missouri Senate contest against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill.

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