The Brief

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The Next Katrina

As President Obama prepares to visit New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, the rebuilt city is likely safer from hurricanes than it has ever been before. But that doesn't mean New Orleans, or other costal centers, are safe

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Hillary Clinton Compares Republicans to 'Terrorist Groups'

Speaking in Ohio, Hillary Clinton compared Republicans attempting to defund Planned Parenthood to "terrorist groups." Republican National Committee Press Secretary Allison Moore called Clinton's remarks "inflammatory" and demanded an apology

WDBJ Anchors Pay Silent Tribute to Their Slain Colleagues

A day after two of their colleagues were killed during a live broadcast, Virginia television station WDBJ honored them with a moment of silence. The three anchors were visibly emotional as they honored the lives of journalist Alison Parker and camera operator Adam Ward

In this image released by Disney, a scene is shown from the upcoming film, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," expected in theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.

New Star Wars Footage Shows Another Lightsaber

Star Wars' official Instagram account uploaded new footage from The Force Awakens, showing a new angle on previously seen clips and one of the movie's potential heroes activating a blue lightsaber

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Derrick Rose Denies Involvement in Gang Rape

Rose's response comes after an unidentified woman accused Rose and two other men of drugging her and gang-raping her in Aug. 2013. According to her account, Rose and his friends broke into her apartment and sexually assaulted her while she was incapacitated

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Austria Police Find Up to 50 Dead Bodies in Truck

Police discovered the partially decomposed bodies of up to 50 migrants piled up in a truck parked on the shoulder of an Austrian highway leading from the Hungarian border. Police official Hans Peter Doskozil said the truck had Hungarian license plates

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Apple Sets Date for Unveiling of Next iPhone

The technology giant sent out invitations for a media event on Wednesday, Sept. 9 when it is expected to unveil the next iPhone, among other announcements. The invite also teases something to do with Siri, the company's digital personal assistant

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Voters Warm to Biden Run

A new poll showed the Vice President edging out Hillary Clinton in some match-ups against Republicans, as he tells Democrats he needs to figure out if he has the "emotional fuel" necessary to wage another campaign for the White House

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Bust of Planned Parenthood Founder Under Attack

Conservative groups and politicians are calling on the National Portrait Gallery to remove of a bust of Margaret Sanger from the Washington, D.C. museum because the Planned Parenthood founder was a supporter of the eugenics movement

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Usain Bolt Wins Record 10th Gold Medal

The Jamaican sprinter took home his tenth gold in the world championships 200m, lifting both arms and punching his thumbs into his chest to show once again he is the greatest sprinter of all time as he crossed the line with a time of 19.55 seconds

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The Couple That Laughs Together Stays Together

Study after study has shown that laughing is good for the soul. But now we know something else: sharing giggles with a romantic partner keeps the lovey-dovey feelings going, according to a study published in the journal Personal Relationships

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Walmart Will Stop Selling Assault Rifles

Walmart will stop selling AR-15 assault rifles as well as other modern sporting rifles because of lower consumer demand for those weapons, rather than for political reasons, the company said. The rifles are sold at about one-third of Walmart's U.S. stores