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4:40pm

Wed August 8, 2012
It's All Politics

Poll Shows Voters Split On Presidential Candidates' Tax Returns

Originally published on Wed August 8, 2012 5:10 pm

About half of those surveyed in a new poll of voters in three swing states thought presidential candidates should release multiple years of their tax returns.

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4:20pm

Wed August 8, 2012
The Torch

May-Treanor And Walsh Jennings Go Out Golden, With A Three-Peat

Originally published on Wed August 8, 2012 4:30 pm

Americans Kerri Walsh Jennings (left) and Misty May-Treanor yell after winning a record third-straight gold medal in women's beach volleyball, at the Horse Guard's Parade in London.
Cameron Spencer Getty Images

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings have won an unprecedented Olympic three-peat in women's beach volleyball, as they defeated their fellow Americans, the team of Jennifer Kessy and April Ross, in the gold medal match.

The match lasted just 36 minutes, as May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings won the first and second sets by the same score: 21-16. On the final point, Ross' serve floated long, and the celebration was on. May-Treanor started dancing on the sand, and the players ran to the stands to hug their loved ones.

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4:06pm

Wed August 8, 2012
Religion

The Most Influential Evangelist You've Never Heard Of

Originally published on Thu August 9, 2012 7:14 pm

Republican activist David Barton speaks before testifying before the Texas State Board of Education in 2009.
Harry Cabluck AP

David Barton says Americans have been misled about their history. And he aims to change that.

"It's what I would call historical reclamation," Barton explains, in his soft but rapid-fire voice. "We're just trying to get history back to where it's accurate. If you're going to use history, get it right."

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3:52pm

Wed August 8, 2012
The Record

Laughing To Keep From Crying: A Comic Novel About Copyright Law

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 6:21 pm

Courtesy of Random House

3:32pm

Wed August 8, 2012
The Two-Way

Researcher: Temple Gunman Said Military Experience Drove Him To Hate

Originally published on Wed August 8, 2012 5:15 pm

Wade Michael Page, in a photo released by police.
Oak Creek Police

Pete Simi says that when he heard it was Wade Michael Page who police said killed six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin on Sunday, he felt "sick to my stomach."

Simi, a professor of criminology at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and co-author of American Swastika, realized that he had talked to Page at length during his research on the white power movement in the United States.

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