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  • Romney's Next Challenge: Woo Skeptical Republicans
    The presumptive GOP nominee took knocks from congressional Republicans during the party's presidential primaries. But Mitt Romney and his supporters are hoping Republicans will rally behind him ahead of what looks likely to be a hard-fought and close election against President Obama.
  • Rep. Rangel Campaigns In Changing N.Y. District
    Two years ago, Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel survived a series of ethics scandals to win re-election in his New York district. Rangel has represented Harlem and upper Manhattan in Congress since 1971. But the 82 year old faces a vigorous primary challenge on Tuesday in a district where Latinos are the majority.
  • We Evolved To Eat Meat, But How Much Is Too Much?
    Scientists agree we evolved to eat meat, but some of us may be pushing the limits of consumption. Paleo diet enthusiasts believe meals should be more like early man's, but modern doctors disagree.
  • Worried By The Debt Crisis, Soccer Distracts Europe
    Beset by economic problems caused by the eurozone financial crisis, Europeans have been turning to one of their favorite sports, soccer, for a distraction. Over the weekend, they were watching the quarterfinals of the Euro 2012 soccer championships.
  • Many Migraines Can Be Prevented With Treatments, But Few People Use Them
    Preventive treatment can reduce migraines by 50 percent, but few migraine sufferers use the drugs. Now the American Academy of Neurology is trying to help physicians treat migraine patients to reduce both frequency and severity of headaches.
  • Obesity Stokes Rheumatoid Arthritis With More Than Just Extra Weight
    A recent study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic found that obese individuals were 25 percent more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than people of normal weight. They say fat cells also make proteins and estrogen that inflame joints in people with rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Famed Tortoise Dies In Galapagos Islands
    The giant tortoise known as Lonesome George has died. Morning Edition reported on the tortoise in 2008 when Lonesome George mated with a female from a similar species. The hope was his subspecies would be carried on. But the eggs turned out to be infertile.
  • Bank Leaders Get Raises Despite Financial Crisis
    While the financial world keeps grappling with losses, the industry's leaders have raked in annual pay raises averaging nearly 12 percent. The Financial Times found JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon was among the top earners, with a pay package of more than $23 million last year. That's an 11 percent increase over the previous year.
  • N.C. School Districts Fight Online Charter School
    One of the fastest growing segments of the charter school movement is online charter schools. For-profit company, K-12 Inc., runs online charters in more than two dozens states and wants to expand to North Carolina. But it's run into fierce opposition from public school districts there.
  • Google Expected To Delve Into Tablet Computers
    Microsoft last week unveiled its new tablet computer called Surface. Now buzz is growing that Google will announce plans to produce a digital tablet as well. The announcement could come at this week's Google developers conference. The popularity of the iPad is reshaping computing and forcing the hand of Apple's many competitors.

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