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  • With the pending release of his first movie in nearly four years, in which he worked for a director other than himself for the first time in almost two decades, actor Clint Eastwood spoke to "Good Morning America" exclusively about his highly anticipated film, "Trouble With the Curve," which stars Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams, and his now-famous Republican National Convention speech.

    The film paints a stunning portrait of aging and a father's complicated relationship with a beloved daughter.

    "The project appealed to me in the story and there was a character in there I thought I could play," Eastwood, 82, said. "He's an old man who doesn't want anybody to take care of him."

    Eastwood plays Gus Lobel, a baseball scout who decides to bring his daughter, Mickey, (played by Adams) on one final recruiting trip.

    Justin Timberlake plays Johnny Flanagan, a rival team's scout. It is set to hit theaters Sept. 21 and is directed by Robert Lorenz.

    Eastwood hopes viewers will be

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  • President Obama welcomed the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams to the White House today, telling them they are "a portrait of what this country is all about."

    "You guys all find the strength to keep pushing on good days and bad days, because you believe that no matter where we come from, or no matter what hand we've been dealt in life, with enough effort, there is no limit to how far we can go," the president told the large crowd of athletes gathered on the White House South Lawn.

    "That's what sets all of you apart. That's what sets America apart. We celebrate individual effort, but we also know that, together, we can do incredible things that we couldn't accomplish on our own," he said.

    The president was joined by Vice President Joe Biden and first lady Michelle Obama, who led the U.S. delegation to the Summer Games in London, in saluting the nation's finest athletes.

    "I had so much fun with everyone over in London that when I got home, I told Barack that we had to invite

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  • Teacher on Leave After Kids Draw 9/11 Pictures

    An elementary school teacher in El Paso, Texas, is being investigated for an assignment in which he had fourth graders draw depictions of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, according to school district officials.

    The mother of one student told local news station KFOX that her daughter was asked to draw a "boom cloud, the planes hitting, and people jumping out of the windows," for an assignment on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks Tuesday.

    Children drew pictures of people jumping off of buildings with the words "Help" and "I love you," according to the report.

    The teacher of the class has been placed on leave while the incident is investigated, according to a spokeswoman for the school.

    "(The El Paso Independent School District) is very concerned about the images that were drawn in response to a lesson on the events of September 11," the school district said in a statement to ABC News today.

    "District and campus administrators immediately launched an investigation

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