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RENEWED FIGHTING IN ALEPPO. Syrian Regime Claims To Be In Control.
Government-run media report Syrian troops control the area, but rebels forces are still fighting to control that city.

OBAMA TRASHES POSSIBLE VP CANDIDATES. Decides To Release A List.
Democrats point out the shortcomings of Christie, Pawlenty, Portman and Rubio before the Republican presidential candidate chooses a running mate.

JOURNALISTS HEADING TO COURT. Seeking Colorado Shooter Facts.
A hearing is scheduled today as news organizations fight a gag order in the case against the suspect in that Batman movie theater massacre.

BOLT/BLAKE RUNNING, JAPANESE WOMEN'S SOCCER. Olympic Victories?
There are runners hoping to beat the two Jamaican sprinters when they compete in the 200 meter final... American women soccer opponents are determined to get their revenge by taking home the gold. Meanwhile, Today is the 67th anniversary of Nagasaki's A-Bomb attack.

HOT AND DRY SUMMER. Bad News For Wildlife and Humans.
With incidents of bears breaking into stores in Colorado and New York, it appears this season's drought is forcing them to come to populated areas for food. July 2012 was the hottest month on record.