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Republicans nominate Mitt Romney for president

Posted: 08/28/2012 - TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Republicans have nominated former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president, culminating a long primary fight and setting the stage for a close contest against President Barack Obama.

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Most of Gulf oil production shut by storm

Updated: 08/27/2012 - The U.S. government says 78 percent of the oil production in the Gulf of Mexico has been halted in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac.

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Clooney aids Obama campaign with Geneva fundraiser

Posted: 08/27/2012 - George Clooney raised almost $15 million for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign at the actor's Los Angeles home in May. For his second act, Clooney is set to arrive Monday in Geneva, a center for international organizations, governance and business.

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New forecast for Isaac calls for weaker hurricane

Updated: 08/27/2012 - The top winds of Tropical Storm Isaac are clocked at 65 miles an hour, as the storm targets a wide stretch of the Gulf Coast. It's expected to make landfall as soon as tomorrow, possibly as a Category 1 hurricane.

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All eyes on Isaac as GOP convention approaches

Posted: 08/27/2012 - Mitt Romney's Republican National Convention sputters to life with the lonely banging of a gavel in a mostly empty hall, hardly the opening splash intended for the nation.

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Lilly Alzheimer's drug trial yields promising sign

Updated: 08/24/2012 - Eli Lilly's potential Alzheimer's disease treatment failed to slow mental decline in two late-stage studies, but combined data from both trials showed promising results in patients with mild-to-moderate cases of the mind-robbing disease.

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Source Of Tainted Melons Identified

Posted: 08/23/2012 - Federal Officials have identified the farm tied to a recent salmonella outbreak that killed two Kentuckians and sickened dozens of others.

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Mo. lawmaker still defiant, won't quit Senate race

Posted: 08/22/2012 - Embattled Rep. Todd Akin is insisting he's in the U.S. Senate race to stay, saying "this is not about my ego" but about the voters of Missouri who chose him as their nominee.

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Lettuce Recalled Over E.coli Concerns

Posted: 08/20/2012 - A northern California producer supplier is voluntarily recalling romaine lettuce because of possible E.coli contamination.

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Romney tells Obama to change tone of campaign now

Posted: 08/15/2012 - Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney is charging that President Barack Obama is running a campaign "of enmity and jealousy and anger" and called on him to lift the tone of political discourse immediately.

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Romney, Ryan appear together as running mates

Updated: 08/11/2012 - Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney is appearing alongside his running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. Romney says Ryan is a man of what he calls "great steadiness" and "unquestioned integrity."

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Wild bees sting Texas man more than 300 times

Posted: 08/09/2012 - A 40-year-old warehouse worker has been stung more than 300 times after accidentally disturbing a massive colony of Africanized bees in Central Texas.

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Firefighters leave WTC site after false alarm

Updated: 08/08/2012 - Firefighters are leaving a World Trade Center construction site after they were summoned by a report of a fire that turned out to be someone welding.

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