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The injured are filling an Iraqi hospital after a car bomb blast today that killed nearly 70 people.
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And, as Vice Presidential hopeful John Edwards prepares to address the convention tonight, fellow Democrats say they'll maintain an upbeat, positive message.

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Sixty- eight people are dead after a car bombing outside a police recruiting station in Iraq. The bombing is the deadliest since the handover of power last month.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The mid- morning explosion rocked the city of Baqouba, northeast of Baghdad.
Elaine Cobb has details.
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(( The suicide attacker chose mid-morning to strike in Baquba - when the town center was crowded. The main target - a police station is beside a busy market. Scores of shoppers were caught in the blast. And the station is used as a recruiting center for the Iraqi police force - dozens of men were waiting in line to sign up.

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A minibus passing by was also hit - most of the passengers were killed instantly.

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This man was standing in the street when the car drove by - he says it went straight to the police station and exploded.

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Doctors and nurses at the hospital in Baquba battled all day with the heavy inflow of casualties - many of them in serious condition. Every bed was filled - many of the injured were forced to sit on the floor and wait their turn to be seen.
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Baquba is a flashpoint town thats been the scene of dozens of attacks in recent months. And Iraqi police are increasingly targeted by insurgents.

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But the violence wasnt limited to Baquba. Here in Baghdad, insurgents used rockets to attack a busy street in a residential area of the capital.
They landed just off Haifa street - in an area known to be a stronghold for guerillas and criminals. But the casualty toll here was light. The car bombing in Baquba was the deadliest attack in Iraq since the handover of power to an interim government four weeks ago - a government the insurgents dont like any more than they liked the American occupiers before them
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John Kerry comes home to Boston today for the Democratic National Convention.
But it's his running mate, John Edwards, who will take center stage tonight.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest from the convention center.
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TRACK: AFTER A WEEK-LONG, CROSS COUNTRY TOUR... A HOMECOMING FOR JOHN KERRY: HOME TO HIS BELOVED BOSTON, HOME TO HIS CONVENTION, HOME TO THE FLEET CENTER, WHERE HE WILL OFFICIALLY ACCEPT THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION TOMORROW NIGHT.

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IN A NOD TO HIS VIETNAM DAYS, HE WAS MET BY NAVY CREWMATES, WHO JOINED HIM ON A BOAT RIDE ACROSS BOSTON HARBOR.

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TRACK: TONIGHT, THOUGH, IT'S HIS RUNNING MATE'S TURN. JOHN EDWARDS HAS ALREADY HIT THE CONVENTION FLOOR FOR A PREVIEW.....

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TRACK: DESPITE A HOARSE VOICE, IN A MATTER OF HOURS, IT WILL BE FOR REAL. HE'LL HAMMER HOME HIS PRIMARY CAMPAIGN THEME OF "TWO AMERICAS". THE SON OF A MILL WORKER.......AND A FORMER TRIAL LAWYER....HIS JOB IS TO CONVINCE THE NATION THAT HE'S MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE... THAT HE'S READY FOR THE JOB. HE'LL BE INTRODUCED BY HIS WIFE ELIZABETH.

SOT: Elizabeth Edwards: He'll be talking both about the big themes of

this campaign, optimism, searching for a better tomorrow that this nation has always represented.
TRACK: AFTER EDWARDS' SPEECH, THE DELEGATES WILL GET TO WORK ON THE REAL REASON THEY'RE HERE: THE ROLL CALL VOTE THAT NOMINATES THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET. WITH THE OUTCOME A FOREGONE CONCLUSION, THERE'S ONLY ONE BIT OF SUSPENSE: WHICH STATE WILL BE THE ONE TO ACTUALLY GIVE THE KERRY-EDWARDS TEAM ENOUGH VOTES TO MAKE IT OFFICIAL.
STAND-UP: THE DEMOCRATS SAY THEY'LL CONTINUE TO HAMMER HOME AN UPBEAT, POSITIVE MESSAGE. IT WILL BE A THEME AMONG THE SPEAKERS, WHO TONIGHT INCLUDE ASTRONAUT AND SENATOR JOHN GLENN, ROBERT KENNEDY JUNIOR AND THE REV. AL SHARPTON. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, BOSTON.
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Plans to build a golf course in Roanoke County have run into an obstacle.
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Golf course designer Lester George wants to build a 250 acre course on the old Saul Farm located on Pitzer Road in Mt. Pleasant.
At first, county leaders thought the entire land was already zoned agricultural and residential.
As a result, the golf course only needed a special use permit.
But the county now says 115 acres are zoned just agricultural, therefore, need to be rezoned.
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That mistake was found after a public meeting was held with nearby residents last week.
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It will make a difference to the man who wants to build the golf course.
To make amends, the county has agreed to push back the Planning Commission's public hearing from August 3rd to August 10th. But a vote by the Board of Supervisors is still scheduled for August 24th.
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Meanwhile, a controversial development in Roanoke County is now a done deal.
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Last month, the Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 in favor of the Keagy Village Project.
It's an upscale shopping center planned for the corner of Route 419 and Keagy Road next to Allstate Insurance.
Opponents had 30 days to file an appeal in circuit court but that deadline has now passed.
Kahn Development hopes to begin construction by the end of the year.
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In Utah, the family of Lori Hacking has called off a volunteer search for the missing pregnant woman.
Hacking's husband remains in the hospital, and the family has been allowed to clear out the couples' apartment.
Lee Cowan reports.
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(( SCRIPT (NARR:) It was just before noon when relatives of Mark Hacking showed up at the couple's apartment with flatbed
trailers. The family spokesman police say detectives already got what they needed. (SOT/SCOTT DUNAWAY/FAMILY SPOKESMA

N 03:09:50) "Police have indicated to us that the apartment is no longer considered something they need for evidence and so the family was free to do with it what they needed to." (NARR:) But what took some by surprise -- is the family's request that no more volunteers show up to search for Lori Hacking -- missing now for 10 days. Police say they approved of the family's decision -- but would still be conducting searches of their own. In fact they were back an a Salt
Lake landfill last night -- searching through the mountain of trash. (SOT/DET. DWAYNE BAIRD, SALT LAKE POLICE 03:20:5

8) "If we get more leads, we'll continue to follow up on those, but right now we have plenty to keep us busy or quite some time." (NARR:) If it seems the pieces of the puzzle are coming together -- legal experts have a word of caution. Filing any criminal charges in a missing person case without that missing person is difficult - in fact in Utah -- Erik
Luna and his legal colleagues can't remember the last time it was done successfully. (SOT/ERIK LUNA, LAW PROFESSOR UNI

VERSITY OF UTAH 02:10:45) "They couldn't re-call a single case where a homicide investigation had been brought without a body or some piece of evidence demonstrating that the victim was in fact dead." (COWAN ON CAM:) "That's doesn't mean it can't be done -- but again, police won't even admit a crime has necessarily been committed -- let alone whether they are close to making an arrest. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Salt Lake City. ))



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And for the first time prosecutors detail their case against entertainer Michael Jackson.
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For the first time, prosecutors have outlined their case against Michael Jackson in court.
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At a hearing yesterday, prosecutors claimed that Jackson virtually kidnapped the family of the young boy he's accused of molesting.
They say the singer also plied the teenager with alcohol.
In a T-V documentary, Jackson defended his habit of letting children sleep in his bed.
His accuser is seen on the tape.
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Copeland says prosecutors have also accused Jackson of creating his Neverland Ranch with the intent of seducing and molesting young boys.
Jackson has pleaded innocent to the charges.
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A Los Angeles judge has sentenced troubled singer Courtney Love to drug rehab.
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Love was ordered to spend 18 months in the program.
Authorities say Love was high on cocaine when she tried to break into her ex- boyfriend's home last fall.
The October incident began a downward spiral for Love, who's been charged since then with possessing illegal painkillers, assault, and reckless endangerment. She's been ordered to stay out of bars and to keep away from drugs.
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After weeks of debate, Montgomery County has decided to hire extra protection in the middle schools.
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The county will set aside 30-thousand dollars to fund a school resource officer at Auburn, Christiansburg and Shawsville middle schools. The county has already committed money for resource officers in the *high* schools. The positions will have to be renewed each year, and that concerns some supervisors. It's estimated that three years from now the positions will cost about 200-thousand dollars a year.
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They were practically non-existent four years ago, but web loggers, or "bloggers" as they are also known, are covering a national political convention for the first time.
But don't be confused, they're not journalists.
Brianna Keilar has more.
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((Up in the nosebleed section of the Fleet Center Blogger Boulevard is a rest stop on the information super highway.
Bloggers are tapping away on their keyboards some bringing a literal meaning to the word laptop. Its not the swankiest of spots the press inhabits at the Democratic National Convention but these people are typing into history and bringing a whole new vocabulary with them.
Mathew Gross / Blogger Bri: I'm sorry .. did you say "blogosphere"? Matt: yes, (4:57) the blogosphere ... the universe of blogs
Matt Grossman is one of about 35 credentialed bloggers at the DNC. He was instrumental in Howard Deans massive online campaign and now hes running his own blog. Its called Deride and Conquer and with a name like that, its no surprise that Matt calls em like he sees em.
the bloggers are hoping to bring fresh perspective and say yes i have a bias and a point of view but this is it.
Nowhere is that more true than Wonkette.com.
Ana Marie Cox / Editor, Wonkette.com yes i'm mocking the bush girls, yes i'm mocking john kerry, yes i describe the federal marriage amendment as, say, a dating game
Its only been online for 6 months but Wonkettes mix of racy political commentary and gossip has pushed its editor, Ana Marie Cox, into the national spotlight with a gig covering the convention for MTV News.

SOT, it's also really fun and funny ... there's all this backstage drama.


Now that shes taking her descriptions of the American political system mainstream Cox, like other bloggers, is hoping more people will learn her mantra that you can care about politics and still be entertained it. Brianna Keilar CBS News Boston))
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a trainer at Sea World has a whale of a time, but it couldn't have been much fun.
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It clearly WASN'T part of the show--
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A killer whale at Sea World in San Antonio, Texas turned on his trainer during a live performance last Friday-- pushing him around like a rag doll. Trainer Steve Aibel managed to escape from the six- thousand pound whale without injury.
He says he's worked with the whale, named Ky, for 10 years and was surprised by what happened.
He said the key was staying calm.
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Aibel says Ky is near breeding age, and may have been simply feeling adolescent hormones.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 26 points. The Nasdaq has lost 29 points.
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Coming up after the break, there's a bounty on the number one driver at the Motor Mile Speedway.
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Plus a former W-W-E wrestler trades his tights, for a football uniform.
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ACC media relations director Brian Morrison said that Tech and Miami are no longer expansion teams, but members of the suped- up football conference.
And while Hokies safety Vincent Fuller felt right at home in his new league, he was working hard to get comfortable at a new game-- Golf.
Travis Wells explains.
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Saturday night, the Motor Mile Speedway is putting a 5- thousand- dollar bounty on racer Frank Deiny , Jr.
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Deiny has won 7 late- model stock car races at the track this season, including 3 in a row, the latest coming in the WDBJ 100.
A field of over 30 cars is expected, including the best drivers from South Boston because that track will take the night off.
All hope to get the best of the series points leader, Deiny.
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Former professional wrestler Brock Lesnar is one step closer to his dream of playing in the N-F-L.
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The former W-W-E performer walked away from a multi-million dollar contract to pursue professional football.
While it is still considered a long shot, the Minnesota Vikings signed Lesnar to a contract.


According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Mike Tice - the Vikings' head coach made the decision after putting Lesnar through a strenuous 45-minute workout.
The 6-3, 286-pound Lesnar, who hasn't played football since high school, will report to Vikings training camp Friday as a defensive tackle.
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