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Tue August 7, 2012
The Salt

Presidential Foods And What They Say About Our Leaders

Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 11:09 am

Boiling lemon rinds for President Harding's lemon pineapple fruit punch, called a squall.
Taji Marie NPR

President Bill Clinton famously loved doughnuts on the campaign trail, and we've told you about current GOP candidate Mitt Romney's affection for serving the press corps Jimmy John's subs. But what do our past presidents and the presidential wannabes' food choices say about them?

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6:49pm

Mon August 6, 2012
The Two-Way

After A Historic Landing, A Postcard From The Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Originally published on Tue August 7, 2012 8:42 am

NASA Associate Administrator John Grunsfeld waits for landing inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. on Sunday.
Brian van der Brug AP

The newsroom at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is beginning to thin out as the Mars Science Laboratory transitions from an exciting news story, to a long duration — possibly very long duration — exploration of the geologic and environmental history of Mars.

For the reporters still in the newsroom, fatigue is beginning to set in. BBC science correspondent Jonathan Amos has been at it nonstop for 30 hours. I feel a bit guilty for stepping out and getting a few hours sleep.

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6:38pm

Mon August 6, 2012
The Two-Way

NASA Releases First Full-Resolution Photographs From Mars Curiosity

Originally published on Mon August 6, 2012 8:44 pm

This image taken by NASA's Curiosity shows what lies ahead for the rover — its main science target, Mount Sharp.
NASA's Curiosity

The Mars rover Curiosity safely landed on the Red Planet and NASA has received its first dispatches: A stunning full resolution look at Mount Sharp and a dramatic low-resolution video of its landing.

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5:47pm

Mon August 6, 2012
It's All Politics

Dressage Enthusiasts Find Romney-Driven Attention A Mixed Blessing

Originally published on Mon August 6, 2012 6:44 pm

Jan Ebeling rides Rafalca in the equestrian dressage competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Aug. 2. Rafalca is co-owned by Ann Romney, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Markus Schreiber AP

5:47pm

Mon August 6, 2012
It's All Politics

For July, Romney Fundraising Outpaces Obama Yet Again

Originally published on Mon August 6, 2012 6:45 pm

Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign stop at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds this month in Golden, Colo.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

In July, the financial fortunes of the presidential candidates continued along their new trajectories, with Republican Mitt Romney's money-raising efforts outpacing President Obama once again.

Indeed, groups supporting Romney raised one-third more than Obama's re-election effort for the month.

Romney, the all-but-official Republican nominee, actually collected less in July than he had in June, but only slightly. His campaign announced Monday that its overall take for July was $101.3 million.

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5:34pm

Mon August 6, 2012
Business

Car Insurers Eye Driving Skills To Set Prices

Originally published on Tue August 7, 2012 2:37 pm

For years, car insurance companies have set rates based on where a driver lives. But new in-car tracking devices may soon transform how drivers are charged for insurance.
Mark Wilson Gettty Images

To the average consumer, car insurance can seem pretty arbitrary. What you get charged often depends more on where you drive than how you drive.

John Egan of InsuranceQuotes.com says it's very often about location, location, location. Two people, he says, can live in two different zip codes in the same city "and pay a substantially different amount of money, depending on exactly where [they] live in your community."

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5:21pm

Mon August 6, 2012
The Torch

A Border Classic: In Second Overtime, U.S. Women's Soccer Defeats Canada

Originally published on Tue August 7, 2012 2:59 am

United States' Megan Rapinoe, right, celebrates with teammate Alex Morgan as Tobin Heath slides in on her knees after scoring against Canada during their semifinal women's soccer match at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, Monday.
Jon Super AP

After a physical and hard fought match, the United States' Alex Morgan scored a goal to beat Canada 4-3 in the 122 minute of the quarterfinal women's soccer match.

The goal sends the United States to the gold medal match against Japan on Thursday.

For the Canadians, this is absolute heartbreak. The United States has quite simply dominated historically. But this match, the Canadians held their own and had a chance to reverse a 26-match losing streak against the U.S.

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5:19pm

Mon August 6, 2012
Space

Curiosity Is On Mars, Now What?

Originally published on Mon August 6, 2012 6:44 pm

Joe Palca describes the mood of NASA Mars scientists in the wake of the landing overnight, what the latest pictures and data are from the surface of the red planet and what mission scientists are going to do next with Curiosity.

5:13pm

Mon August 6, 2012
The Two-Way

After Shooting, Sikhs Assess Their Place In America

Originally published on Mon August 6, 2012 6:21 pm

Members of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin react at a news conference at Oak Creek Centennial church in Oak Creek, Wis. on Monday.
Jeffrey Phelps AP

As the Sikh community reels from Sunday's shooting in Wisconsin, evidence is emerging about the alleged shooter's ties to white supremacist groups. The possibility that the shooting may have been a hate crime has added to deepening sense of loss and frustration among the close-knit Sikh American community. It is prompting reflection and a renewed conversation among Sikhs about their safety and place in American society.

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5:13pm

Mon August 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Tons Of Plastic Pellets: Hong Kong's Typhoon Clean-Up Could Take Months

Originally published on Mon August 6, 2012 6:31 pm

A volunteer collects plastic pellets washed up on a bank of Lamma island during a cleanup operation in Hong Kong on Sunday.
Kin Cheung AP

Hundreds of millions of tiny plastic pellets are littering Hong Kong's beaches. They arrived there after Typhon Vicente pounded a ship carrying containers filled with them, last month.

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