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Thursday, September 4, 2008

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  • McCain Takes Center Stage At GOP Convention
    The spotlight is on Sen. John McCain at the Republican National Convention in Saint Paul, Minn., as he accepts the Republican nomination for president. McCain's speech will promote his "straight-talking" image and its format plays to his strengths.
  • Wisconsin Town Reflects On Palin
    The town of Bloomer, Wis., responds to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's speech Wednesday and her selection as Republican John McCain's running mate. The town had sounded off on Democrat Barack Obama before the state's primary in February.
  • Detroit Mayor In Plea Deal, Quits
    Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick accepted a plea agreement, stepped down from office and will serve jail time. He pleaded guilty to two felony obstruction charges stemming from a scandal involving a cover-up of an alleged affair with his former top aide.
  • Novel Tactics At Chicago School-Funding Protests
    Organizers of a school boycott in Chicago are trying high-profile tactics to protest education funding. On Tuesday, more than 1,000 students skipped the first day of classes. On Wednesday, some classes were held in the lobbies of office buildings.
  • What To Make Of Students' Sexy Clothes?
    As students head back to school, teachers can find themselves face to face with teenagers clinging to their summer styles. Commentator Annmarie Kelly Harbaugh knows that the boundary between what is and is not appropriate school clothing can be a bit blurry.
  • Parsing Palin's Speech For Facts
    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's speech at the Republican National Convention included many claims. Bill Adair, editor of Politifact.com and Washington Bureau Chief of the St. Petersburg Times, says some of those statements are only partly true.
  • Teens Respond To Palin, Daughter's Pregnancy
    Bristol Palin's pregnancy has caused plenty of discussion among adults. Some of her fellow teens talk about the issues being raised as Bristol's mother, Sarah, jumps into the national spotlight as John McCain's running mate.
  • Diversity At GOP, Democratic Conventions Examined
    Last week, the Democrats touted their convention in Denver as the most diverse in the party's history. Meanwhile, at the Republican National Convention this week, the number of African-Americans is at its lowest point in 40 years.
  • Gettysburg Works To Heal Civil War-Era Tree
    Gettysburg is trying to return the battlefield to what it looked like in 1863. Last month, high winds sheared off the top of a honey locust that stood in the center of the Union line in the battle. The park is helping the Witness Tree heal.
  • DNA Part May Play Role In Limb Formation
    Scientists are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of what used to be called "junk" DNA. Yale researchers have found a region of DNA that appears to be crucial in making a human limb. Although it's not a gene in the traditional sense of the word, it is inherited.

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