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Top Stories: Isaac Heads For Louisiana; Taliban Kill 17

Good morning - so far today, we're following these stories:

Tropical Storm Isaac Strengthens At It Heads Toward Louisiana

Taliban Blamed For Killing 17 Partygoers

And here are more early stories:

— Crist to speak at Democratic National Convention (The Miami Herald)

John Walker Lindh Sues For Prison Prayer Group

— Major quake hits off El Salvador, no damage reported (Reuters)

— Rebels down Syrian army helicopter in Damascas (The Jerusalem Post)