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Lochte falters again, but Franklin, Grevers shine

July 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

United States’ Missy Franklin, left, is congratulated by Japan’s Aya Terakawa following the women’s 100-meter backstroke swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Monday, July 30, 2012. Franklin won gold, Terakawa bronze. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) LONDON (AP) — Missy Franklin...

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Key role for Bill Clinton at Democratic convention

July 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 4, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton wave to the crowd during a campaign event at the New Amsterdam Theater in New York. Clinton will have a marquee role in this summer’s Democratic...

Olympic viewing: NBC critics loud on social media

July 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Belgium’s Mathieu Doby competes in the heats of the K-1 men’s kayak slalom at Lee Valley Whitewater Center, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) NEW YORK (AP) — In the age of social media,...

Colo. theater lacked security, unlike some peers

July 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Police continue to monitor the area around the Century 16 theater, Saturday, July 28, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. Twelve people were killed and over 50 wounded in a shooting attack on July 20, at the packed theater during a showing of the Batman movie, “The...

In Obama era, have race relations improved?

July 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this July 27, 2012, photo President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. As the nation moves toward the multiracial future heralded by this son of an African father and white mother, the events of Obama’s first...

Catholic schools see marketing aid enrollment

July 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This July 18, 2012, photo shows students wandering down the halls of Our Lady of Lourdes during summer school in Los Angeles. After 97 years, Our Lady of Lourdes School was closing, enrollment had dwindled to just 35 children last year at what was once one of...

Hundreds celebrate rare white bison at Conn. farm

July 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this July 18, 2012 file photo, a white bison calf walks in a field at the Mohawk Bison farm in Goshen, Conn. Hundreds of Native Americans attended ceremonies at the farm Saturday, July 28, 2012, to name the rare white bison, revered as a...

100 days to go: Tight race, defining moments left

July 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this July 23, 2012, photo Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, hosts a small-business roundtable during a campaign stop at Endural LLC in Costa Mesa, Calif. Stubbornly close and deeply divisive, the presidential race...

House Ways and Means chairman fighting cancer

July 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 5, 2011, file photo, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. David Camp, R-Mich., talks on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a hearing on three trade bills. Camp says July 28, 2012, he’s been diagnosed with a “very...

Navy christens last of 3 ships honoring 9/11 sites

July 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Dignitaries gather around Mary Jo Myers, wife of retired former Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Richard Myers, as she breaks a champagne bottle during christening ceremonies for the USS Somerset at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard Shipyard in Avondale,...