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Sian Beilock, a University of Chicago psychologist, professor and author of the book “Choke,” looks at a brain scan from an MRI machine in the lab at the University in Chicago. Ms. Beilock studies the science behind “choking under pressure” and says the problem starts when players start worrying about the consequences of failure, what’s on the line and what others will think of them. “What messes you up is not the worries, but the overattention to detail,” she adds. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks July 18, 2012, in Bowling Green, Ohio. (Associated Press)

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1956’s “The Man Who Never Was” is an antiquated antidote to today’s brain-dead blow-’em-ups that try to pass themselves off as spy movies.

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associated press Allyson Felix (above) tied for third in the 100 meters in the U.S. trials, but Jeneba Tarmoh conceded, giving Felix the spot on the Olympic team.

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Allyson Felix tied for third in the 100 meters in the U.S. trials, but Jeneba Tarmoh conceded, giving Felix the spot on the Olympic team. (Associated Press)

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Donald Foster III, 49, listens Aug. 2, 2012, to a judge during his bond hearing in Lexington, S.C. Foster was charged with attempted murder for pouring bleach into water tanks used by kidney dialysis machines at a kidney dialysis center after the center suspended him from his job as an equipment technician and patient care technician, investigators said. (Associated Press)

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Donald Foster III, 49, listens Aug. 2, 2012, to a judge during his bond hearing in Lexington, S.C. Foster was charged with attempted murder for pouring bleach into water tanks used by kidney dialysis machines at a kidney dialysis center after the center suspended him from his job as an equipment technician and patient care technician, investigators said. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks July 18, 2012, in Bowling Green, Ohio. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, in Bowling Green, Ohio. (Associated Press)

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Free Syrian Army soldiers sit on a sidewalk at the northern town of Sarmada, in Idlib province, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. (AP Photo)

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Free Syrian Army soldiers sit on a sidewalk at the northern town of Sarmada, in Idlib province, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. (AP Photo)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with local women during a tour of the Philippe Senghor Health Center in Dakar, Senegal, on Wednesday.

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with local women during a tour of the Philippe Senghor Health Center in Dakar, Senegal, on Wednesday.

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**FILE** Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, speaks during a health-care-reform town-hall meeting in Waldorf, Md., on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, “is saying you’re not compromising your principles — you’re getting yourselves a step closer to our principles by working with the tea party” to help elect Mitt Romney, says Jenny Beth Martin. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, “is saying you’re not compromising your principles — you’re getting yourselves a step closer to our principles by working with the tea party” to help elect Mitt Romney, says Jenny Beth Martin. (Associated Press)

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Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz, once considered a long-shot underdog for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, defeated Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the party’s Tuesday primary runoff, and the reason appears to be his strong support from state tea-party conservatives. It’s a sign of the movement’s growing national clout. (Associated Press)

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Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz, once considered a long-shot underdog for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, defeated Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the party’s Tuesday primary runoff, and the reason appears to be his strong support from state tea-party conservatives. It’s a sign of the movement’s growing national clout. (Associated Press)

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Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, as a candidate for the position, vowed to tackle the “pay to play” culture. (The Washington Times)

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Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, as a candidate for the position, vowed to tackle the “pay to play” culture. (The Washington Times)