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6:47am

Wed August 17, 2011
The Two-Way

White House Overstates Rural Role In Military

There they sat with the President of the United States at the Old Market Deli in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, five veterans of our two most recent wars. With a turkey sandwich on his plate, Mr. Obama acknowledged their service, and the disproportionate sacrifice small towns and rural counties have made in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the military in general.

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6:10am

Wed August 17, 2011
The Two-Way

'Straight Up Revenge' Drives University Of Miami Booster

Originally published on Wed August 17, 2011 7:40 pm

Yahoo! Sports' investigation.
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It's a story that has sent "shockwaves through the world of college sports," as NPR's David Greene said earlier today on Morning Edition:

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5:32am

Wed August 17, 2011
Around the Nation

Young Fill-In Mayor Has Bieber Fever

In Forney, Texas, Caroline Gonzalez, 11, recently served as mayor for a day. She won an essay contest aimed at getting young people interested in local government. Her first order of business: rename Main Street. So in a ceremony Tuesday, a sign went up for Justin Bieber Way.

5:25am

Wed August 17, 2011
The Two-Way

AP: After Labor Day, Obama To Roll Out New Ideas On Job Growth

Originally published on Wed August 17, 2011 6:31 am

Good morning.

President Obama will be in Illinois today, where he'll wind up a three-day bus tour of the Midwest that included stops in Iowa and Minnesota — key battleground states in the 2012 election.

As he wraps up that trip, The Associated Press reports that following his upcoming vacation on Martha's Vineyard, the president "will give a major speech in early September to unveil new ideas for speeding up job growth and helping the struggling poor and middle class."

According to the AP, it's been told by a "senior administration official" that:

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5:23am

Wed August 17, 2011
World

Mouse Grounds International Flight

The Scandanavian airline SAS grounded a plane after a security guard spotted a mouse aboard. The passengers were trying to fly from Stockholm to Chicago. The Swedish newspaper The Local described an extraordinary mouse hunt involving traps and potentially smoke.

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