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  • First Lady Stays Above The Fray In Convention Speech
    First Lady Michelle Obama was one of the stars on the first night of the Democratic National Convention. She delivered a ringing, impassioned plea for the re-election of her husband, President Barack Obama.
  • No Breakthroughs In Clinton's Trip To China
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in China as part of her six-nation Asia trip. Despite mounting tensions, Clinton emphasized mutual cooperation and strong ties as she visited Beijing.
  • Elephant Poaching In Africa Is On The Rise
    Africa is in the middle of what Jeffrey Gettleman of The New York Times calls an epic elephant slaughter. He says poachers are killing more elephants now than at any time in the last two decades. He talks to Steve Inskeep about what's behind the resurgence in poaching and where the ivory is going.
  • Colo. Gov. Hickenlooper To Address DNC Delegates
    Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is considered a rising stary in the Democratic Party. He will address the Democratic National Convention in prime time Wednesday night. So far, the former Denver mayor and brew pub owner has rebuffed speculation that he has national political aspirations.
  • 1 Shot Dead At Rally For New Quebec Premier
    In Montreal, Canada, one person is dead and another wounded in an apparent political assassination attempt. The shooting happened at a midnight victory rally to celebrate the election of Quebec's separatist party. David Greene talks to Sue Montgomery, a political reporter with the Montreal Gazette.
  • A Syrian Village Is Oasis Of Calm Amid Conflict
    The Syrian helicopter gunships and fighter planes that regularly strike villages nearby don't fly over Kfar Ghan. Turkey warned that any Syrian military aircraft near the border would be a target. The difference from the rest of Syria is evident: The shops are open, and there are kids on the street and a crowd of shoppers.
  • GM, Ford And Chrysler Post Double-Digit Increases
    Pickup trucks sold briskly last month which is good for the bottom line of Detroit's Big Three. One analyst says "the success of the truck segment is usually seen as the harbinger of the overall economy recovery."
  • Web-Based Subscription Businesses Surf A New Wave
    Subscription-based business models are nothing new. But right now, e-commerce subscriptions are exploding. And in some cases, companies that make a unique pitch about their product line can win customers away from large retailers like Amazon.
  • 2 McDonald's Restaurants In India To Go Vegetarian
    One of those vegetarian-only outlets will be in the city of Amritsar, home to the Golden Temple, the holiest site for India's Sikh religion. The other will be near a Hindu mountain shrine.
  • Obama Needs Minority Voters On His Side
    Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention, speaker after speaker made the case that voters should give President Obama four more years. Ronald Brownstein of the National Journal tells Steve Inskeep that to get that chance; the president will need to win 80 percent of minority voters.

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