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  8/22/2012, Elul 4, 5772

As Republican Convention Nears, 'Fear of Isaac' Grows

All eyes are on the Mid-Atlantic as newly formed Tropical Storm Isaac continues picking up steam, possibly posing a threat to the Republican National Convention, which convenes in Tampa next week According to the National Hurricane Center, Isaac is currently spinning with 40-mph winds about 500 miles east of the island of Guadeloupe and is expected to become a hurricane on Thursday with winds in excess of 74 mph.