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  • Gulf Coast Flooding 'Happened So Fast'
    About 30 miles west of New Orleans, St. John the Baptist Parish was flooded quickly from two lakes, including Lake Pontchartrain. Hurricane Isaac's strong winds created a surge — forcing water into residential areas and evacuations of thousands of people.
  • Ryan Tells GOP Delegates U.S. Needs A Turnaround
    Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan delivered a GOP convention takedown of President Obama Wednesday night. The speech catapulted an already ugly campaign to a whole new level.
  • New Orleans Imposes Dusk-To-Dawn Curfew
    Tropical Storm Isaac continues to crawl across Louisiana. In New Orleans, authorities are breathing a sigh of relief that the new, $14 billion levee system held. But they put on a demonstration of resolve to deter potential looters who might take advantage of the hiatus between the storm and the return to normalcy.
  • Doing It To Win: Veterans Raise Bar At Paralympics
    Among the athletes at the ongoing 2012 games in London are veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Organizers of the games say the vets raise the caliber of the competition. And injured veterans say Paralympic sports provide inspiration and the prospect of a normal, active life.
  • Subtracting Calories May Not Add Years To Life
    A study, which started back in 1987, shows that monkeys fed a diet with 30 percent fewer calories than normal did not live unusually long lives. Researchers say the results are a good indication of how caloric restriction might affect the life spans of people.
  • Hurricane Isaac 'Fooled A lot Of People'
    Marlaine Peachey works in the mayor's office in Mandeville, La. During severe weather she mans the office 24-7. She tells Steve Inskeep that Hurricane Issac was a water event they didn't expect.
  • Romney Courts Vets At American Legion Convention
    One day before the biggest speech of his life, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressed the American Legion's annual meeting in Indiana. He attacked President Obama for allowing deep Pentagon cuts that both parties in Congress agreed to.
  • Obama Rallies Blunt GOP Criticism From Tampa
    The daily campaign rallies serve a dual purpose for President Obama. Local organizers work the crowd, signing up new voters and volunteers. At the same time, the events give Obama a platform to answer Republican criticisms as they're floated in Tampa.
  • China To Buy 50 Planes From Airbus
    The more than $3.5 billion deal was signed during a visit to China by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
  • Mortgage Settlement Monitor Issues First Report
    So far, the banks have offered more than $10 billion in consumer relief, in the form of refinancing, modifications and loan forgiveness. Bank of America must pay the biggest share of the settlement, But the report showed the bank had not completed any refinancings or principal-reduction modifications.

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