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Monday, August 27, 2012

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  • Watching Isaac, GOP Delays Opening Convention
    Republicans have decided to delay the official start of their presidential nominating convention until Tuesday. Tropical Storm Isaac is causing weather-related issues around Tampa, Florida. As the convention is about to begin, polls show GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is tied with President Obama.
  • Romney's Plan To Broaden Tax Base Finds Critics
    The Republican presidential candidate says he favors keeping all of the Bush-era tax cuts and then adding some more. To pay for these cuts, he would reduce or eliminate some of the tax deductions that many Americans have come to rely on. Economists support that plan, but Mitt Romney must win over Americans who benefit from them.
  • Gulf Coast States Brace For Isaac's Fury
    Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to strengthen into a hurricane as it churns through the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. While its exact track is still uncertain, parts of Florida are being hit by the storms outer bands. Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana are preparing as well.
  • Beard-Cutting Case Tests Limits of Hate Crime Law
    Sixteen members of an Ohio Amish sect are set to go on trial in federal court Monday, in Cleveland. The defendants are accused of violating U.S. hate crime laws by cutting the hair and beards of detractors. One of the accused says the police are interfering with the private affairs of his church.
  • Group Announces 2 Pussy Riot Members Flee Russia
    Members of the band took part in the protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin that sent three of their band mates to jail. The group, which is an anonymous collective of more than a dozen people, tweeted that the two women were safe outside of the country.
  • Lack Of Sleep, Genes Can Get Sleepwalkers Up And About
    Sleepwalking is common among children, and for many, it persists into adulthood. Though it's still not well understood, scientists have identified several factors that can trigger episodes of sleepwalking.
  • Sleepless Nights May Put The Aging Brain At Risk Of Dementia
    Researchers have found an association between sleep problems among older adults and dementia later in life. If diagnosed early, treatments like controlling stimuli before bed can help and possibly reduce the risk of cognitive decline.
  • Samsung Shares Drop After Patent Verdict
    It's the first trading day since Apple's win in a huge U.S. patent battle with competitor Samsung. The South Korean company was ordered to pay more than a billion dollars in damages after a California jury found it copied features of Apple's iPhone and iPad.
  • New Hampshire, A Low-Cost Massachusetts?
    New Hampshire's economy is comparatively strong these days, but that strength varies depending on where you are in the small state. The closer you get to its border with Massachusetts, the more robust the economic activity. The state has been aggressive about marketing the so-called "New Hampshire Advantage."
  • Illegal Downloads Follow Teen Into Adulthood, Court
    A federal court in Massachusetts has upheld a $675,000 penalty against a Boston University graduate student for downloading 31 pirated songs online as a teenager. The recording industry says Joel Tenebaum was downloading and distributing thousand of songs and wouldn't stop even after warnings from his father, his college and a cease and desist letter from Sony.

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