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GOP scales back convention because of Hurricane Gustav

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ST. PAUL - John McCain does not want supporters partying while other Americans face the fury of Hurricane Gustav, so Republicans took the unprecedented action of canceling most events at today's opening of their national convention.

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"We are facing a great natural challenge," McCain said in a satellite video hook-up from St. Louis to St. Paul, where the curtailed convention begins today.

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