‘Nightline’ Daily Line, Aug. 8: Inside Syria, Families Torn Apart by War

By ABC News

Aug 8, 2012 5:02pm

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10:35 p.m. ET: American sprinter Allyson Felix, finally added an Olympic gold medal to her two silvers today, coming out ahead of the pack in the 200 meters race, reports AP.

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In so doing she dashed the hopes of Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown, who beat Felix in Athens and Beijing and was trying to pull of a threepeat, as the first woman to win gold in an individual track and field event in three consecutive Olympics.   She came in fourth in tonight’s race.

Find out who won silver and bronze HERE

7:07 p.m. ET: Campaigning in the battleground state of Colorado, President Barack Obama warned women voters vital to his reelection effort that Mitt Romney would roll back their rights and had embraced “policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century, reports Yahoo News.”

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Obama got a vocal assist from Sandra Fluke, who as a Georgetown law student advocated health insurance coverage of birth control—only to be branded a “slut” by conservative talk show icon Rush Limbaugh.

Read the full story HERE

5:21 p.m ET: Gone are the days when a NASA control room would be filled with guys with buzz cuts and pocket protectors.

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In 2012, it’s all about the Mohawk or, specifically, the Mohawk of one now very popular NASA employee, flight director Bobak Ferdowski.

Read the full ABC News story here

3:40 p.m. ET: “Nightline” anchor Bill Weir tweeted from the London Olympics:

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2:08 p.m. ET: In the hot zone in Kagadi, Uganda…

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ABC’s Dr. Richard Besser and “Nightline” producer Alex Waterfield (pictured above) risked their lives to report on the deadly Ebola outbreak in Uganda. Watch their report here:

12:54 p.m. ET: INSIDE SYRIA

 

ABC News’ Alex Marquardt and “Nightline” producer Bartley Price recently went inside Syria, a nation being ripped apart by civil war, to report on the rebellion and how villagers are coping. Many families have been divided by the war and have lost loved ones and their homes.

But even still, life goes on.

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See the full slideshow of their journey HERE

11:35 a.m. ET: Garbage collector, accountant, monk, these are just a few of the odd jobs some Olympians do to make rent. American discus thrower Lance Brooks, pictured below, has worked in construction, retail and has even been a bartender.

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Read the full list HERE

10:01 a.m. ET: DEVELOPING: Police say they have arrested the former girlfriend of Wade Michael Page, the man who allegedly shot and killed six people in a Sikh temple, after authorities say they found a gun in her Milwaukee home.

Read the latest updates HERE

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