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Why does Social Security need 174,000 bullets?

Updated: 09/04/2012 - A flurry of theories are flying around about why the Social Security Administration is buying ammunition. The agency says the bullets are for its agents.

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Ann Romney: Eastwood is 'a unique guy'

Posted: 08/31/2012 - Ann Romney says she appreciates the support Clint Eastwood gave her husband's presidential bid, even if the actor's bizarre monologue at the GOP convention isn't earning rave reviews.

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U.S. unemployment applications flat at 374,000

Posted: 08/30/2012 - The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was unchanged last week at a seasonally adjusted 374,000, suggesting slow improvement in the job market.

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Isaac threatens storm surge, floods all day

Posted: 08/29/2012 - Hurricane Isaac is moving slowly inland toward New Orleans from the Gulf of Mexico and threatens dangerous storm surge and flooding all day.

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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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