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September 3, 2014 8:12 AM EDT

‘We Will Not Be Intimidated’

President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday to bring the Islamic militants who executed American journalist Steven Sotloff to justice. “Those who make the mistake of harming Americans will learn that we will not forget and that our reach is long,” he said

Genetic Testing Gets Jolie Boost

A new study shows that Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy in 2013 may have doubled the rate of genetic testing at one clinic in Canada

Obama Cautious on Ukraine Truce

President Obama said it was “too early to tell” what reports on Wednesday of a cease-fire deal between Ukraine and Russia actually mean

Dallas Cowboys Sign Michael Sam

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, never afraid of attention, signs the NFL’s first openly gay player to the practice squad, giving Sam the chance that his strong preseason performance warrants — and bailing the league out of a regrettable move — writes TIME’s Sean Gregory

Obama Weighs Risks, Rewards on Immigration Action

The President is weighing whether to postpone a self-imposed deadline to make unilateral changes to U.S. immigration laws, with the midterm elections drawing near and control of the Senate hanging in the balance

Colleges See LGBT Students as Growth Market

A growing number of campuses are launching targeted programs like college fairs and student-support offices to attract and hold on to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, who are becoming more visible as overall enrollment flattens out

Cancer Charity Returns Redditors’ Bad Taste Donations

The Prostate Cancer Foundation returned all money donated via a post on the website Reddit that was designed to make a joke about leaked naked images of Jennifer Lawrence and a slew of other famous women hacked from the women’s Apple iCloud accounts

Report: NFL Suspends Broncos’ Welker for 4 Games

Wes Welker, the Denver Broncos’ wide receiver, was reportedly suspended for four games after testing positive for amphetamine, a banned performance-enhancing drug, in May. The Broncos open the NFL season with a Sunday game against the Indianapolis Colts

Experts to Jumpstart Ebola Drug Trials as Crisis Worsens

More than 100 scientists and industry executives will convene this week at the World Health Organization in Geneva with an urgent mission to comb through the world’s stock of experimental Ebola treatments and then agree on a plan for clinical trials

U.S. Orders 350 More Troops to Baghdad

President Obama authorized the deployment of more service members to Iraq, tasked with protecting American diplomatic facilities and personnel from the threat of ISIS; the number of U.S. troops deployed to the country since June has now passed 1,000

Airbnb Sued by Users in New York City for Breach of Privacy

Some 25 people with apartments listed on the website Airbnb are suing the company to prevent what they claim is a breach of privacy. The company released its user data to New York City authorities investigating suspected housing and rental violations

Larry David’s New Broadway Show to Kick Off in February

The Seinfeld co-creator wrote and will star in Fish in the Dark, co-starring Rosie Perez and directed by Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro, who helmed both the Steppenwolf and the Broadway productions of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer-winning August: Osage County

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