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Weekend talking points: 7 top stories - August 17, 2012
What happened this week? Romney hit the trail with his new running mate. Facebook's stock nose-dived. And Ecuador tried to give Julian Assange a new home
 
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Mitt Romney hit the campaign trail with his new running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, a budget hawk hailed as a bold pick who could transform Romney's battle with Obama from a mudfest into a serious debate. But Ryan's demanding body-sculpting workout got almost as much coverage as his controversial proposal to overhaul Medicare, and Romney's high-risk choice didn't give him much of a bounce in the polls.

 

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