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Obama: 'We are heartbroken'
President Barack Obama will touch down in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Tuesday to tour the flood-ravaged city that quickly became a political football. ... More >>


Next problem for flood-ravaged Louisiana
The next blow to hit Louisiana after the flood waters recede could be residents deciding they have no choice but to leave. ... More >>


Why don't more storms get names?
In the United States, hurricanes are the only kinds of storms that get a name. Andrew, Katrina Ivan, Sandy. Other major storms -- tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and blizzards -- aren't as special. The recent flooding in Louisiana caused damage on the level of a hurricane, but the storm had no name... More >>


How to help Louisiana flood victims
Southern Louisiana was hit hard by deadly, historic flooding on top of the record floods the state suffered earlier this year. ... More >>


US service member killed in Afghanistan
A US service member was killed Tuesday by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan's Helmand Province, NATO coalition authorities said. ... More >>


Are we letting our national parks go to ruin?
As the National Park Service turns 100 this year, Congress should spend the funds to care for this popular national treasure, says historian Douglas Brinkley. ... More >>


Cancer patient killed outside treatment center
Shannon Vincel of Springfield, Missouri, will be laid to rest Tuesday. The breast cancer patient was sitting outside the guest quarters of Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Zion, Illinois on Aug. 15 when she was struck in the head with an unknown object by a man, the Zion Police department sai... More >>


National battle of the bathroom
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Baby born in US with Zika-related complications
Throughout her pregnancy, Maria Mendoza, who currently lives in Miami, anguished about her baby's health. ... More >>


1,500 Americans wash up in Canada
You can call this drama "Gone With the Wind," "Whatever Floats Your Boat," or "Oh, Canada!" ... More >>


NASA finds missing spacecraft
Despite almost two years of silence, NASA never stopped searching for its long lost spacecraft STEREO-B. ... More >>


Dad tried to pry open jaw of gator that killed boy
The 2-year-old Nebraska boy killed by an alligator at a Walt Disney World hotel in June died after a series of events that would have been difficult to prevent, according to a report that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released Monday. ... More >>


Stanford bans hard alcohol at parties
Stanford's undergraduate students will no longer be allowed to drink hard alcohol at on-campus parties, the university announced Monday. ... More >>


Waitress' gets note saying 'We only tip citizens'
A community in Virginia has rallied around a Latina waitress after she received a racist note in lieu of a tip last week. ... More >>


4 sponsors drop Lochte
Speedo is the first Ryan Lochte sponsor to cut its ties with the disgraced U.S. swimmer. ... More >>


Neighbors paint over racial slurs while family is away
Marvin Phillips, his wife and five of his children piled into their motor home for a family vacation last week. In their absence, their house and truck were painted with racial slurs. ... More >>


Clinton's health is fine, but what about Trump?
As Donald Trump and his allies attempt to raise dubious questions over Hillary Clinton's health, the Republican nominee has invited new scrutiny into his own medical history. ... More >>


How Trump operated as would-be corporate raider
For Trump, his brief period as an activist investor of sorts was a lucrative turn in his career but also a controversial one. ... More >>


Debunking Clinton health conspiracy
From Donald Trump and his top surrogates to the right-wing media and its engine rooms of outrage in the blogosphere, Hillary Clinton's opponents are ramping up efforts to sow doubt over the candidate's health. ... More >>


Bill Gates is now worth...
Bill Gates' net worth has crossed the $90 billion threshold, according to a real-time rankings from Bloomberg's Billionaire Index. ... More >>


John Oliver to Trump: 'Drop out'
John Oliver had a strong message for Donald Trump during his HBO show Sunday night: "drop out" of the race. ... More >>


Fox News faces another sex harassment suit
Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros filed a lawsuit on Monday alleging that she was sexually harassed by former network chief Roger Ailes and host Bill O'Reilly. ... More >>


The week in 31 photos
Take a look at 31 photos of the week from August 12 through August 18. ... More >>


The old South Beach: 'A decade of wonderment'
From 1977 through 1986, Gary Monroe photographed the lives of the elderly Jewish community in Florida's South Beach neighborhood. His images take us into their communal lives and vanishing culture. ... More >>


The 'Running of the Bulls' in 1954
The annual San Fermin festival and its world-famous "Running of the Bulls" have been around for centuries. Late photographer Inge Morath was in Spain more than 60 years ago to take these pictures. ... More >>


What a shot! 44 amazing photos from the Olympics
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U.S. military photos from July
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Look at me! 15 must-see selfies from July
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Robin Williams, home and away
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