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President Bush, eager to show his administration learned the tragic lessons of Hurricane Katrina, flew to Texas for briefings on Hurricane Gustav as it battered the Gulf Coast.

Barack Obama urged supporters to donate to the Red Cross to help victims of Gustav, and scaled back Labor Day speeches to unions to keep the focus on the Gulf Coast.

With Russian troops stationed deep in Georgia, fears run high that Ukraine may be the next target of a Kremlin drive to reclaim dominance in the former Soviet Union.

Children born to older fathers face a greater chance of developing bipolar disorder, according to one of the largest studies linking mental illness with advanced paternal age.

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