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Thursday, August 14, 2008

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  • U.S. Toughens Rhetoric On Russia-Georgia Conflict
    U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will ask Georgia to sign a ceasefire agreement negotiated by France's President Nicolas Sarkosy when she heads to Tiblisi Friday. She has toughened her rhetoric toward Russia, but the plan appears to make concessions to Russia.
  • Estonian President: Russia's Intentions Laid Bare
    Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and other leaders of former Soviet republics gathered recently in Georgia to show solidarity with that country's leader. Ilves says the conflict has laid to rest the post-Soviet belief that Russia won't attack any other country.
  • Beef Prices Likely To Spike In Coming Months
    The latest inflation numbers from the government show that consumer prices are rising at their fastest rate in 17 years. High gas and grain prices are hitting food producers hard, and prices are expected to rise sharply this fall and winter.
  • Clinton To Get Convention Roll Call
    Sen. Hillary Clinton's name will be placed in nomination along with Barack Obama's at the Democratic convention in Denver. Democrats will officially nominate Obama at the convention but state delegations will do a roll call for Clinton, too. Marc Ambinder, reporter and blogger for the Atlantic, offers his insight.
  • With Convention Speeches, It's All In The Timing
    Barack Obama's acceptance speech is set for Aug. 28, the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech. Hillary Clinton's speech on Aug. 26 falls on the 88th anniversary of women getting the right to vote. Bill Clinton's falls on the anniversary of Krakatoa's eruption.
  • U.S. Shot-Putter Undeterred By Last-Minute Injury
    As Adam Nelson gets ready to compete in the Beijing Olympics, he is coping with a minor injury. But the American shot-putter hoped to give his best-ever performance Friday night at the Bird's Nest stadium.
  • Olympian Jones Discusses Race, Work
    On Sunday in Beijing, the U.S. men smashed the 4x100 Relay World Record by 3.99 seconds. Cullen Jones swam the third leg of the race. He says he was shaking and cheering during the last leg when Jason Lezak set the record in the 400-meter freestyle relay.
  • Letters: Candidates' Wives, Dolphin Kick
    Listeners respond to the profiles this week of the wives of the presidential candidates. They also sounded off on yesterday's story about what one commentator called Michael Phelps' "most dangerous weapon" — the dolphin kick.
  • Springfield, Ill., Marks Centenary Of Riots
    Springfield, Ill., commemorates the centenary of the Aug. 14-15 race riot of 1908. A white mob torched dozens of black-owned businesses and homes over two days of rioting. Two black men were killed and seven people died during the rioting.
  • Lizzie Borden Museum Has Ax To Grind
    The house in Fall River, Mass., where Lizzie Borden's parents were murdered with a hatchet in 1892 is now a museum and B&B. It is suing a rival museum dedicated to the alleged hatchet murderer, set to open 80 miles away in Salem.

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