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Pelosi: Democrats Must Reach The Working Class
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is scheduled to speak on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention. She says the party needs to reach out to blue-collar voters and show critics that Barack Obama will fight for working families.
Diner Owner Serves Up Stability With Soul Food
Izola White runs a soul food diner on Chicago's South Side that's a famous gathering spot for the city's political movers and shakers. But White and her diner have also become a stabilizing force in an otherwise rough neighborhood.
Sounds From The Wild: The Laughing Kookaburra
It's a common sound in the Australian bush, starting up just around daylight: the laughing call of the kookaburra. These birds get together in small groups, have a chat and then go into a full laughter song, letting other kookaburras know where their territory is.
Debate On China's Openness Continues
The Beijing Olympic Games have ended in a blaze of fireworks, with the largest share of gold medals going to the host country. Chinese citizens and state media said that their success in holding the games for the first time would make China a more confident and open country.
China Celebrates Success Of Olympic Games
As the Summer Olympics in Beijing end, Chinese citizens considers the event a resounding success, and national pride goes beyond the gold medals won by Chinese athletes.
1968 Convention Sparked Reforms For Democrats
Many Democrats saw the unruly 1968 convention in Chicago as one of the reasons they lost the presidential election to Richard Nixon that year. That defeat and a landslide loss four years later led the Democrats to change the way they approached conventions.
Picking Favorites In The U.S. Open
The U.S. Open tennis tournament begins today in New York City with the womens' singles champions of the past two years out with injuries, presenting an opportunity for the Williams sisters. Meanwhile, on the men's side, Rafael Nadal has the chance to prove that he's the best player of the year — if he goes further than Roger Federer.
Obama Previews Convention Themes On The Road
As delegates to the Democratic National Convention assemble in Denver, Barack Obama started a bus trip through several battleground states expected to be crucial in the November election.
Oil, Gasoline Prices Dip On Lower Demand
The price of oil is down more than 20 percent from record highs in July, when investors were worried about a shortage of oil, due of rising demand. Now the focus is on falling demand, because of high energy costs. Still, gas prices are slowly coming down, with the average at $3.70, according to the latest national survey.
Bargain Hunters Snap Up California Homes
The housing market may be in a downward spiral, but it's a buyer's market for many deal seekers in California. Yet for first-time buyers, the path to home ownership can still be rocky.