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8:15 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Transcript: Mitt Romney's Acceptance Speech

Mitt Romney delivers his acceptance speech Thursday at the Republican National Convention.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Originally published on Thu August 30, 2012 11:31 pm

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The Two-Way
8:15 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Mitt Romney Headed To Louisiana To Tour Hurricane Damage

Originally published on Fri August 31, 2012 10:43 am

Just hours after accepting the presidential nomination of the Republican party, Mitt Romney is headed to Louisiana for a more sober occasion: He will tour the damage left by Hurricane Isaac.

Update at 11:42 a.m. ET. President Obama also announced that he would visit the affected areas on Monday.

NPR's Ari Shapiro reports Romney hopes to console the victims of the floods. Ari filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"This New Orleans trip was a last-minute addition to the schedule.

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Election 2012
8:14 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Transcript: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's Convention Speech

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio speaks at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. on Thursday.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Thu August 30, 2012 11:58 pm

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Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
8:03 am
Fri August 31, 2012

NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of August 30, 2012

Ivan Doig's The Bartender's Tale, about a single father facing his past, debuts at No. 13.

The Two-Way
8:01 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Chicago Teachers Union Set Sept. 10 Walkout, If No Deal Is Reached

Chicago Teachers Union members picket on Aug. 22 in Chicago.
Sitthixay Ditthavong AP

Originally published on Fri August 31, 2012 12:00 pm

If teachers and administrators can't reach a deal for a new contract by Sept. 10, Chicago Teachers Union members will walk out of classrooms.

As the AP reports, the union's president said they made that decision because they were "tired of being bullied, belittled and betrayed."

The AP adds:

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