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Sen. John McCain (left) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, shown at a debate in January, are the remaining top contenders for the Republican nomination. After Mitt Romney dropped out of the race, helping to clear Mr. McCain's path to the Republican nomination, speculation has grown that he might choose Mr. Huckabee as his running mate.  Associated Press
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Sen. John McCain (left) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, shown at a debate in January, are the remaining top contenders for the Republican nomination. After Mitt Romney dropped out of the race, helping to clear Mr. McCain's path to the Republican nomination, speculation has grown that he might choose Mr. Huckabee as his running mate.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney dropped from the race for the Republican Party's presidential nomination Feb. 7, leaving the front-runner, Sen. John McCain, a clearer path to the nomination. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee remained in the Republican race.

For the Democrats, Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were running neck and neck in the delegate count.

Region

Tornadoes ravaged the South on Feb. 5 in the deadliest spate of storms in more than 20 years. The storms left 55 people dead, including 31 in Tennessee.

Entertainment

Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert topped the box office last week.

State

If you've been having nightmares about a summer with no swimming pool, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue wants to allay your fears. He announced that the state would exempt neighborhood pools and private pools from watering restrictions.


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