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  • Mitt Romney Makes His Case For Change
    Mitt Romney has accepted the Republican Party's nomination for president — telling voters it was time to turn the page from the "disappointing leadership" of President Obama. Thursday night's speakers presented Romney as a man of faith and family with the business skills to turn the economy around.
  • Slow-Moving Isaac Waterlogs Parts Of Louisiana
    The remnants of Hurricane Isaac have left Louisiana behind. But parts of the state will be rebuilding for a long time to come. The storm brought extensive flooding to communities that had been largely spared during earlier hurricanes.
  • Israel Finds Itself A Partisan Election Issue In U.S.
    The country has featured prominently in past campaigns, but observers say it's different this time. The shift is partially attributed to the GOP's aggressive courting of the Jewish vote and the Israeli government's perceived taking of sides, a charge it denies.
  • Yosemite Visitors Warned Of Hantavirus Outbreak
    Some tourists hoping to visit Yosemite National Park are changing their plans due to the recent outbreak of hantavirus. State health officials say two people have died and another four were infected after visiting the park this summer. There are questions about whether the park should have warned visitors sooner about the risk.
  • Obama Asks Young Voters 'To Believe'
    For the last two weeks, President Obama has been visiting college campuses in swing states urging students to register and vote. Some 15 million Americans have turned 18 and have become eligible to vote since he was elected. Obama's campaign says it is also working to win the votes of young people who are not in school.
  • GOP Uses Convention To Reach Out To Female Voters
    This week's Republican National Convention has been designed to appeal to female voters, not just loyal Republicans but also independents. The effort is driven by the big deficit GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has among women in polls with President Obama.
  • Japanese Court Weighs In On Apple-Samsung Dispute
    A Tokyo court on Friday dismissed Apple's claim that Samsung had infringed on its patent. It's the latest ruling in the global legal battle between the two technology titans over smartphones. Last week, a U.S. jury awarded Apple a billion dollars in damage in its patent suit with Samsung.
  • Norwalk, Ct., Schools Avert Budget Crisis
    Like many cities, Norwalk has been repeatedly forced to cut its school budget. But this year, a $10 million shortfall forced a demand for even steeper cuts and big concessions from the teachers union. As the new school year begins, wounds are still deep after the frustrating budget battle.
  • Buffett Donates More To His Children's Foundations
    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has pledged an additional $3 billion of Berkshire Hathaway shares to the charitable foundations run by his three children. Buffet has been giving about $64 million a year to each of his children's foundations. Now he's decided to up that amount to about $100 million a year.
  • Scrutinizing Points In Romney's Acceptance Speech
    For a close read of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's acceptance speech, Steve Inskeep and David Greene talk to three NPR reporters. Julie Rovner covers health care, Jim Zarroli business and Ari Shapiro is traveling with the Romney campaign.

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