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Murder Of Sheriff’s Deputy Prompts Debate Over Anti-Cop Rhetoric

August 31, 2015
This undated photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff's Office shows sheriff's deputy Darren Goforth who was fatally shot Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Goforth, was pumping gas into his vehicle when a man approached him from behind and fired multiple shots, Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ryan Sullivan told The Associated Press. (Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP)

The local sheriff in Harris County, Texas, blamed the rhetoric of the Black Lives Matter movement for the killing of Darren Goforth.

On Alaska Visit, Obama To Highlight Climate Change

August 31, 2015
President Barack Obama walks across the tarmac to board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on August 31, 2015. Obama is heading for a three-day visit to Alaska. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

The visit is very much designed to highlight Alaska’s extraordinary scenery and the already-visible effects of climate change there.

From Denali To Reagan National Airport: When Places Get Renamed

August 31, 2015
A lone climber stands on the Summit Ridge at Denali, formerly called Mount McKinley. (Mike Powell/Getty Images)

What goes into the decision to change a location’s name? And what happens once the change takes place?

Visiting The Girls Who Escaped Boko Haram

August 31, 2015
Three teenagers who escaped a Boko Haram mass kidnapping in the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok last year are seen at the American University of Nigeria, in the Adamawa state capital, Yola, on May 8, 2015. Deborah (red headscarf), Blessing (green dress and headscarf) and Mary were among 57 who fled the kidnappers, after they seized 219 girls on April 14 last year. The young women -- who were using their middle names and asked their faces not be shown -- are now studying to sit their secondary school exams interrupted by the attack with a view to a degree course at the university. (Emmanuel Arewa/AFP/Getty Images)

Freelance journalist Joshua Hammer recounts his visit with three of the girls, who are now at the American University of Nigeria.

Wind-Powered ‘Strandbeests’ Wend Their Way To Massachusetts

August 31, 2015
Theo Jansen accompanies one of his walking "Animaris Umerus' "Strandbeests" on the shore of Scheveningen in the Netherlands in 2009. (Loek van der Klis)

Designed by Dutch artist Theo Janson, the Strandbeests (“beach animals”) are made of PVC pipes and material sails.

Homeless Still Find Shelter In Buildings Ravaged By Katrina

August 31, 2015
Abbott Roland lived in an abandoned building in New Orleans for six years before an organization helped him find an apartment earlier this month. (Ellis Lucia)

Abbott Roland has just moved into an apartment in New Orleans, after living in an abandoned building for six years.

Corruption Scandal Rocks Guatemala

August 31, 2015
Guatemalans celebrate the recommendation from a legislative commission to revoke the presidential immunity of President Otto Perez Molina, in Guatemala City on August 29, 2015. The process against Perez Molina is similar to impeachment and could lead to criminal charges. (Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands of people have filled the streets of the Guatemalan capital in recent days, demanding the president’s resignation.

Sanders Closes In On Clinton In Iowa

August 31, 2015
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (left) and Bernie Sanders (right) are pictured speaking at the Democratic National Committee summer meeting on August 28, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

A new poll shows Bernie Sanders gaining ground against Hillary Clinton in Iowa.

Music From The Show

August 28, 2015

From Disasterpeace to Naughty By Nature.

Personal Trainer Regulations Have Gyms Sweating

August 28, 2015
Dawn Lillington does a deadlift during a CrossFit workout at Ross Valley CrossFit on March 14, 2014 in San Anselmo, California. CrossFit, a high intensity workout regimen that is a constantly varied mix of aerobic exercise, gymnastics and Olympic weight lifting, is one of the fastest growing fitness programs in the world. The grueling cult-like core strength and conditioning program is popular with firefighters, police officers, members of the military and professional athletes. Since its inception in 2000, the number of CrossFit affiliates, or 'boxes' has skyrocketed to over 8,500 worldwide with more opening every year. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Physical Therapy Board in Washington, D.C. is preparing new guidelines that would place further requirements on the industry.

DJ Session: The Music Of New Orleans, 10 Years After Katrina

August 28, 2015
Irma Thomas performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 5, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Nick Spitzer talks about the music that has resonated in the city since the storm, and how the music scene has changed.

Ruling Gives Unions Leverage In Negotiations With Franchises

August 28, 2015
Juan Hernandez, 8, protests with his mother, who works for McDonald's, and other fast food workers and community activists outside a McDonald's restaurant in the Loop on June 22, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The protesters were calling for an increase in the minimum wage to $15 per hour. The demonstration was staged to coincide with the 4th hearing of the Wage Board in New York City as it debates the $15-dollar-per-hour increase for its workers. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The ruling from the National Labor Relations Board gave contract workers and employees of franchises more leverage to unionize.

How Immigration Is Playing Out In Greece And Japan

August 28, 2015
Two migrants from Syria are assisted by their friends as they swim the final 50 yards of their journey before arriving on the beach on the island of Kos after crossing a three mile stretch of the Aegean Sea in a small boat from Turkey August 28, 2015 in Kos, Greece. Migrants from the Middle East and North Africa continue to flood into Europe at a rate that marks the largest migration since World War II. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

While refugees have been flooding into Greece, on the other side of the world in Japan, the picture is about as different as it could be.

Flaws In Scientific Studies Not Uncommon

August 28, 2015

Many say a fear of failure and the pressure of “publish or perish” have become a barrier in the quest for the truth.

Californians Cut Water Use By 31 Percent Last Month

August 28, 2015
Gillian Flaccus' daughter leaned to brush her teeth without leaving the water running at the family's home, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 near Los Angeles. Flaccus, an Associated Press reporter, and her husband are using the California drought to teach their children life lessons about conservation. (Chris Carlson/AP)

New data shows that residents have surpassed the mandatory water restrictions for the second month in a row.

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