The Brief

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'The World Is Looking To Us'

President Barack Obama confirmed Tuesday the United States' renewed and bolstered efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak by deploying 3,000 U.S. military forces and committing over $500 million in defense spending to West Africa

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Urine Tests Can Diagnose HPV

They're not here yet, but urine tests could be gamechanging, a new analysis says, as a possible alternative to pap smears

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New Analysis Reveals How King Richard III Died

A forensic analysis on King Richard III's skeletal remains, which discovered nine wounds to skull and two wounds to his body, has allowed scientists to construct a play-by-play of the English ruler's final moments before he died in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field

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Sponsors Stick With NFL

Although the NFL has drawn heavy criticism for how it has handled domestic violence scandals around players Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, few brands besides Radisson have gone as far as canceling their sponsorships. TIME's Charlotte Alter examines why

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Fundamentalist Mormons Win on Hobby Lobby Claim

A judge ruled that a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is exempted from testifying in a child labor investigation, citing the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision in his ruling

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Urban Outfitters Explains 'Bloody' Kent State Shirts

Following an uproar, the retailer explains how it ended up selling a Kent State sweatshirt that appeared to have blood stains, in a statement provided to TIME: "Given our history of controversial issues, we understand how our sincerity may be questioned..."

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The Scottish Independence Debate Gets Nasty

Tensions are rising and some on either side of the independence debate are resorting to dark tactics, as Scots prepare to head to the polls on Sept. 18 in order to answer the question, "should Scotland be an independent country?"

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Senator Seeks to Cancel NFL Tax-Exempt Status

Sen. Maria Cantwell said that she would soon introduce legislation to end the NFL’s tax-exempt status because of its refusal to pressure the Washington Redskins to change the team name. “The NFL needs join the rest of America in the 21st century," she said

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Teens Doing Less Drugs

According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 8.8 % of young people surveyed were current illicit drug users, down 13% from 2009