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QB Protests National Anthem

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem before a game on Friday. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color," he said

Earthquake: funeral for Marche victims

Italy Buries Earthquake Dead

As Italians observed a day of national mourning, President Sergio Mattarella and Premier Matteo Renzi joined grieving family members for a state funeral for 35 of the 290 people killed in Wednesday's quake

Chicago Bulls Introduce Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade's Cousin Fatally Shot

A cousin of basketball star Dwyane Wade was shot and killed in Chicago on Friday afternoon while pushing her baby in a stroller and walking to register her children for school. "Another act of senseless gun violence," Wade wrote on Twitter

Five-year-old Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh sits alone in the back of the ambulance after he sustained injuries during an airstrike targeting the Qaterji neighborhood of Aleppo on Aug. 17, 2016.

The Night Omran Was Saved

Medical workers in Aleppo, a photographer and videographer recall the harrowing night 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh was rescued following an airstrike. The footage of Omran, stoic and shocked in an ambulance, became a symbol of the crisis in Syria

Aerial view of the Pentagon

Pentagon Spent Billions Sending Weapons to Afghanistan

The Pentagon has spent billions of dollars since 2001 funneling roughly more than a million assault rifles, pistols, shotguns, and machine guns into Iraq and Afghanistan, helping to fuel lasting conflict there, according to a new report

Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trumps Holds Pennsylvania Campaign Rally

Trump Still Has a Big Problem With Millennials

Millennials think Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump lacks experience, leadership skills and compassion for the average American, according to a new poll finding much more support among young people for Hillary Clinton

A sign protesting a recent North Carolina law restricting transgender bathroom access in Durham, North Carolina

Judge Blocks Transgender Bathroom Law at N.C. School

A federal judge has temporarily ruled that the University of North Carolina can't block two transgender students and an employee from using bathrooms that match their gender identity, but a final ruling won't come until after a November trial


France's Highest Court Overturns a Burkini Ban

The country's highest administrative court has stopped a town in France from banning the wearing of the burkini, a ruling expected to set a precedent across the country. Around 30 other municipalities also introduced a ban on the full-body swimsuit

Britney Spears at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas

What to Know on the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

Here's everything you need to know about Sunday's star-studded show, from which videos you should watch in advance to who's performing—along with predictions of who's likeliest to win an award

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Conservatives Upset by Trump's Immigration 'Softening'

Republican nominee Donald Trump's new "softening" of his hardline immigration stance may put him more in line with the views of most Americans, but it's left some conservatives furious, including Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh

Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen Gives Semiannual Monetary Policy Report To Senate Committee

Fed Chair Says Case for Interest Rate Hike Is Stronger

"I believe the case for an increase in the federal funds rate has strengthened in recent months," Janet Yellen said at a summit of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Fed's next policy meeting is due in September