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Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio will be Mitt Romney’s running mate, some taking bets believe. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio will be Mitt Romney’s running mate, some taking bets believe. (Associated Press)

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Learn about the characters and creatures of Truffula Valley and Thneedville, and even plant a Truffula Tree seedling in the Blu-ray release of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax.

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney thanks Warren Young, chief executive officer at Acme Industries, as he campaigns in Elk Grove Village, Ill., on Aug. 7, 2012. (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney thanks Warren Young, chief executive officer at Acme Industries, as he campaigns in Elk Grove Village, Ill., on Aug. 7, 2012. (Associated Press)

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

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Cara Heads Slaughter shows her style as a former Olympic weight lifter at the fitness facility she owns. She trained as an alternate but says, ‘Fortunately, I love what I do.” (Ryan M.L. Young/The Washington Times)

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Nationals’ first baseman Adam LaRoche leads the team in homers with 23 and RBI with 71 and has contributed as much with his glove as he has with his bat. (Associated Press)

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Nationals’ first baseman Adam LaRoche leads the team in homers with 23 and RBI with 71 and has contributed as much with his glove as he has with his bat. (Associated Press)

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President Obama speaks Aug. 6, 2012, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington after signing the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012. (Associated Press)

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President Obama speaks Aug. 6, 2012, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington after signing the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012. (Associated Press)

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Stephen Strasburg pitched six scoreless innings, striking out six in the Nationals' 4-1 win over the Marlins on Sunday afternoon. (Associated Press)

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One inmate at the Maryland House of Corrections in Jessup, Md. penned the words "There is freedom beyond these walls. Just Believe!" inside his cell. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Dr. Saul Levin, chief of D.C.’s Department of Health, wants an expansive HIV/AIDS awareness campaign with churches.“I believe every pastor, every priest, every minister, every rabbi, every imam wants to do good for their congregants,” he says. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Dr. Saul Levin, chief of D.C.’s Department of Health, wants an expansive HIV/AIDS awareness campaign with churches.“I believe every pastor, every priest, every minister, every rabbi, every imam wants to do good for their congregants,” he says. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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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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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.