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August 2, 2012

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1. WHO'S PROFITING FROM LOCKING UP ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

An AP review shows American taxpayers may be paying up to $2 billion a year for prison firms that in turn spend tens of millions lobbying lawmakers and contributing to their campaigns.

2. SYRIAN REBELS USE CAPTURED TANK AGAINST THE REGIME

Using the government's own weapons against them is just another twist in the clashes taking place today in Aleppo and Damascus.

3. WILL JUDGE DECLARE A MISTRIAL IN DREW PETERSON CASE

The ruling, expected after trial resumes at 9 a.m., could even result in the former suburban Chicago police officer going free.

4. SENATE MAY HEAD HOME WITHOUT ADDRESSING INTERNET SECURITY

Sponsors of the bill scramble to overcome Republican resistance to the measure but appear short of the votes needed for it to pass.

5. OBAMA AND ROMNEY CAMPAIGN IN THREE KEY STATES

The president starts with a speech in Orlando, Florida, at 1:40 p.m., followed by a stop in Virginia while Romney speaks in Golden, Colo., at 12:15 p.m.

6. HOW CITY LAYOUT WILL HELP WITH CONVENTION SECURITY

As Charlotte, N.C., officials prepare for the arrival of Democratic delegates, they find the area they'll be gathering in will help police contain protests.

7. EPA HAS TROUBLE FINDING LIVESTOCK FARMS IT SHOULD REGULATE

The agency is supposed to regulate pollution from livestock waste, but can't keep track of where the farms are located.

8. MICHAEL PHELPS VS. RYAN LOCHTE: ROUND TWO

The two swimmers face off in the 200-meter individual medley, with preliminaries starting at 4 a.m. and the finals beginning at 1:30 p.m.

9. AT THE GAMES, IT'S 'SHOW US THE MONEY' - IF YOU WANT TO SHOW YOUR LOGO

Some say the Olympics committee has been heavy-handed in branding restrictions on companies that didn't bankroll the games.

10. WHO IS GIVING THE BEST PARTIES AT THE OLYMPICS

An eclectic guided tour of the best national houses shows which countries are sophisticated and which are outrageous when it comes to celebrating.

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  • Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

    Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.

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  • State Unemployment [Duplicate] Unemployment fell in March WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment r

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  • Improved outlook for health law WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults. Nonetheless, Obama's announceme

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  • U.S. puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely. In a surprise announcement Friday as Was

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  • Chelsea Clinton [Duplicate] Title of new book:'Hard Choices' WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state while she consid

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  • Why do wolves howl?

    Of all the myths that dog the wolf, none is more widely accepted than the idea that wolves howl at the moon. Images of wolves with their heads upturned, singing at the night sky, are as unquestioned as a goldfish's three-second memory or a dog's color-blindness (both also myths).

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  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

    U.S. Circuit Judge Jerome Holmes is seen as the swing vote on the three-judge panel that heard the Oklahoma appeal and a similar case from Utah last week.

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  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

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  • Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard

    The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.

    The problem is that decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is only right about half the time — a reality that has prompted a small vanguard of police chiefs, courts and lawmakers to toughen laws governing the handling of eyewitnesses and their accounts of crimes.

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