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  • Fla. Democrats Challenge Ruling Barring Delegates
    The Democratic delegate situation remains unresolved in Florida. The state violated Democratic National Committee rules by holding its primary early and was told its delegates would not be seated at the party's convention. A DNC panel meets this weekend to try to reach a compromise.
  • Mich. Democrats Offer Plan to Restore Delegates
    The Democratic Party this weekend is expected to resolve the uncertainty over whether Michigan's 156 delegates will be seated at the party's national convention. The state was stripped of its delegates because its early primary violated party rules. Michigan's Democratic leaders are going to Washington with a plan for restoring its delegates.
  • McClellan: Bush Embraced Political 'Game' Too Often
    Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan insists his scathing memoir is not the work of a disgruntled ex-employee — as some of his old colleagues have argued — but an effort to tell the truth to help clean up Washington.
  • Battle for Resources Grows as Lake Victoria Shrinks
    Africa's Lake Victoria, the world's largest tropical lake, is shrinking. As its waters subside, battles over the lake's resources increase.
  • Letter from India: Murder and the Wealth Gap
    In his latest "Letter from India," NPR's Philip Reeves explains how the wealth gap plays into India's obsession with murder — both fictional and real.
  • Chinese Troops Work to Prevent Flooding
    Survivors of the devastating earthquake in southwestern China are facing the prospect of widespread flooding. Chinese troops have been working around the clock to drain an earthquake-created lake that is in danger of bursting its banks.
  • Shingles Pain Prompts Call for Adult Vaccinations
    A Texas woman shares her story and echoes a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation that older adults be vaccinated against the painful nerve infection. Also, new research shows some people have a genetic tendency to get shingles.
  • Are Organic Tomatoes Better?
    A farming experiment at the University of California, Davis, has found that organically grown tomatoes are richer in certain antioxidants than conventionally grown tomatoes. One researcher is on a quest to figure out why.
  • U.S. Beef Imports to Resume Fully in S. Korea
    After years of diplomatic wrangling, South Korea announced Thursday that it will start inspecting U.S. beef imports. The move will lead to a full resumption of American beef imports for the first time in four years. A case of mad cow disease in Washington state prompted the nation to close its doors to the imports.
  • Exxon Investors Reject Green Resolutions
    Exxon Mobil shareholders rejected efforts to make the oil giant a bit greener Wednesday. The initiative was led by descendants of Exxon founder John D. Rockefeller.

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