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9:27 am
Sun July 29, 2012

Will U.S. Keep Its Grip On Olympic Basketball?

Kobe Bryant #10 of United States shoots the ball against Mickael Gelabale #15 of France during their Men's Basketball Game on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena on Sunday.
Rob Carr Getty Images

Originally published on Sun July 29, 2012 10:37 am

Update at 11:28 a.m. An Easy Win:

With the help of a generous LeBron James, assisting more than he scored, the United States breezed through France 98 to 71.

It wasn't a flashy win, but it showed U.S. dominance.

During an interview after the game, Kevin Durant was asked how the team chooses which of the All Stars gets to a take a shot.

"We don't care who scores," he said.

Our Original Post Continues:

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The Torch
8:10 am
Sun July 29, 2012

Let's Catch Up: In Skeet, Kimberly Rhode Breaks Olympic Record During Qualifier

Kimberly Rhode of the United States competes in the qualification round of the Women's Skeet Shooting on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Royal Artillery Barracks on Sunday.
Lars Baron Getty Images

Originally published on Sun July 29, 2012 8:41 am

Good morning! While you were sleeping, American Kimberly Rhode broke the Olympic record when she missed only one of 75 targets during the qualifying round of women's skeet shooting.

(UPDATE at 9:20 a.m. ET. Rhode has won the gold.)

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It's All Politics
6:44 am
Sun July 29, 2012

Romney Camp Comments On Possible Israeli Action In Iran, Then Clarifies

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before a meeting at the prime minister's office Sunday in Jerusalem, Israel.
Uriel Sinai Getty Images

Originally published on Sun August 5, 2012 12:56 pm

If Israel felt it needed to strike Iran militarily to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons, Mitt Romney would "respect that decision," a top foreign policy adviser said today.

Dan Senor spoke with reporters ahead of the presidential candidate's speech in Israel, scheduled for later in the day. Senor was "outlining the aggressive posture" Romney would take in his speech toward Iran, The Associated Press reports. According to Al-Jazeera:

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Business
6:38 am
Sun July 29, 2012

Jack Daniel's To Author: Cease And Desist

Originally published on Sun July 29, 2012 10:58 am

Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey is an American classic with a distinctive black-labeled bottle that kind of looks like the typeface on an old wanted poster. Patrick Wensink wrote a novel called Broken Piano for President with a cover that was clearly inspired, maybe a little too much, by Jack Daniel's.

Sports
6:38 am
Sun July 29, 2012

Major Baseball Dreams In The Minor Leagues

Originally published on Sun July 29, 2012 10:58 am

While Major League baseball is big and epic, there's something magical about sitting in a small stadium. Guest host David Greene reports on the progress of Minor League Baseball player Tyler Saladino at one of his team's away games. Saladino is an infielder for Alabama's Birmingham Barons.

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