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‘I’m going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed.’

Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers quarterback, explaining his decision not to stand during the national anthem; he said he does not want to “show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” citing police brutality as one of many injustices


The number of reindeer killed by a lightning strike in Norway

1 hour

The length of time British TV network ITV shut down several of its channels Aug. 27 to encourage viewers to exercise instead

‘Today begins the end of the suffering, the pain and the tragedy of war.’

Juan Manuel Santos, president of Colombia, praising an agreement between the government and FARC rebels that ended more than 50 years of fighting, the longest ongoing war in the Americas

‘I’m running a business.’

Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan, explaining why the pharmaceutical company raised the price of the EpiPen, a lifesaving portable injector for those with severe allergies, from $100 to more than $600 each; Mylan said it would soon offer a generic version costing $300 for a two-pack, which users noted was still significantly more than what the branded version cost a decade ago

‘I’m in. Looking forward to a beautiful and bright future.’

Sami Sarwari, student at American University of Afghanistan, in his last Facebook post before he was killed there on his second day of school; at least 13 were killed and dozens more wounded in a terrorist attack on Aug. 24

$6 billion

The potential size of the market for legal marijuana in California by 2020 if state voters legalize it in November, according to a report funded by pro-legalization groups


The singer won eight Video Music Awards, including the top Video of the Year honor




The rapper was unable to accept his VMA onstage because he was stuck in traffic

‘He hasn’t changed his position on immigration. He’s changed the words that he is saying.’

Katrina Pierson, Donald Trump’s campaign national spokesperson, amid accusations that Trump had dramatically softened his stance on deportation of undocumented immigrants when he said he would potentially allow some exceptions


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