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In this photograph taken by AP Images for VisitMyrtleBeach.com, onlookers check out a 15.5 ton sand sculpture of President Barack Obama created by VisitMyrtleBeach.com Saturday in Charlotte, N.C. ahead of the Democratic National Convention. The sculpture, made from South Carolina sand, took five artists three days to complete. Myrtle Beach is located 175 miles from Charlotte and is widely considered to be the Carolina's favorite and most popular beach destination.

Obama to try to make case to stick with him

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Don't expect President Barack Obama to try to reinvent himself at the Democratic Party's national convention. Instead, he and a slew of his defenders will seek to convince voters to stick with the president they know rather than gamble on someone new, a challenging task given that most Americans say the country is heading in the wrong direction.

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