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Monday, August 4, 2008

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  • Obama Aims To Tap Oil Reserve To Curb Gas Prices
    Sen. Barack Obama has proposed that the government sell 70 million barrels of oil from its strategic petroleum reserve to help reduce gasoline prices. He has previously opposed such a move. John McCain, meanwhile, again has called for offshore drilling.
  • Planning A Purpose-Driven Talk With McCain, Obama
    John McCain and Barack Obama will make their first joint appearance of the post-primary season on Aug. 16 at a forum moderated by Rick Warren, the megachurch pastor and best-selling author. Warren talks to NPR about what he'll ask the candidates, both of whom he considers friends.
  • Candidates Mum On Gay Marriage Debate
    Both Barack Obama and John McCain have said little about gay marriage from the campaign trail, releasing only written statements when the California Supreme Court legalized it. For both, the topic is risky territory, where they have as much to lose as to gain.
  • Diplomacy With Iran Spurs Concern In Israel
    Time is running out for Iran to respond to a proposal by the West that offers a freeze on new U.N. sanctions if Tehran agrees to halt any expansion of its nuclear work. In Israel, the new diplomatic push is being met with skepticism and concern.
  • In Praise Of Pithy: Books For Short Attention Spans
    Literary life is dominated by the great big novel, but who has time for that? These three books remind us of the value of the neglected but highly timely genre of the maxim.
  • Charlotte A. Cavatica: Bloodthirsty, Wise And True
    She's a spider's spider — sophisticated, pretty (by her own account), authoritarian — and she says something profound about love and commitment. Melissa Block looks at the heroine of Charlotte's Web.
  • Calif. Teen Is Olympic Medal Hopeful
    One of the best U.S. prospects for a gold medal in diving is 15-year-old Haley Ishimatsu. She's 4 feet 9 inches tall and 83 pounds. Isimatsu is being mentored by potential Olympic teammate and U.S. diving legend Laura Wilkinson.
  • Brett Favre Saga Tires Many Fans
    The NFL has officially reinstated quarterback Brett Favre. The story of Favre's retirement, un-retirement and cell-phone tampering has taken so many twists that even dedicated football fans think it may not be worth following.
  • Science Used In Anthrax Probe Still Uncertain
    Investigators apparently used a DNA fingerprint to link anthrax used in the 2001 attacks to the lab where scientist Bruce Ivins worked. But the science surrounding this technique is far less certain than the DNA fingerprints that have become routine in criminal trials.
  • Mexico's HIV/AIDS Patients Seek U.S. Asylum
    Many Mexican immigrants with HIV/AIDS say their country still has a repressive, sometimes brutal way of dealing with those afflicted with the virus. As a result, HIV/AIDS patients in Mexico are seeking — and getting — political asylum in the U.S.

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