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All eyes turn to Gustav

Republicans to curtail convention, launch relief effort

Bush, Cheney cancel; McCain sounds a call

Senator John McCain visited a hurricane command center in Pearl, Miss., yesterday with running mate Sarah Palin. Senator John McCain visited a hurricane command center in Pearl, Miss., yesterday with running mate Sarah Palin. (Stephan Savoia/Associated Press)
By Brian C. Mooney
Globe Staff / September 1, 2008

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ST. PAUL - With Hurricane Gustav barreling toward the Gulf Coast, Senator John McCain and the Republican Party hastily edited their national convention script yesterday, calling for a stripped-down affair that replaces politics, parties, and pageantry with a humanitarian aid effort for those in the storm's path more than 1,000 miles south of St. Paul. (Full article: 992 words)

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