Hurricane Isaac made landfall today south of New Orleans as a Category 1 storm, bringing with it strong winds, massive quantities of rain, and a ten-foot storm surge. Meanwhile, a few hundred miles away across the Gulf of Mexico in Tampa, Mitt Romney became the presidential nominee at the Republican National Convention.
In other news, an unexploded bomb from World War Two was uncovered last night in the center of Munich, forcing the evacuation of the surrounding area as bomb-disposal experts attempted to defuse it.
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