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Bolsonaro to Send Army to Fight Huge Fires in the Amazon

Bolsonaro to Send Army to Fight Huge Fires in the Amazon

By Victor Caivano | Aug 24
Under international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of Brazil's Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the huge blazes while thousands took to the streets to protest his environmental policies.

Florida Man Convicted in Parking Lot Shooting of Black Man

Florida Man Convicted in Parking Lot Shooting of Black Man

By Terry Spencer and Mike Schneider | Aug 24
A white Florida man who told detectives he had a "pet peeve" about illegal parking in handicapped spots was convicted late Friday of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man outside a convenience store.

Construction on Arizona Replacement Border Barrier Begins

Construction on Arizona Replacement Border Barrier Begins

By Astrid Galvan | Aug 24
Construction crews broke ground Thursday on a small portion of the $664 million border fence project in the Arizona desert that is funded through President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration.

'Stranger Things' Fans Bring Cameras, Wallets to Georgia

'Stranger Things' Fans Bring Cameras, Wallets to Georgia

By Andrea Smith | Aug 24
Soon after Netflix released "Stranger Things," fans of all ages came into Bradley's Big Buy grocery store in Palmetto, Georgia, dressed like characters from the show, and wandered toward the Eggo waffles aisle, cameras in hand.

'Our Bigger Enemy': Trump Escalates Attack on Fed Chief

'Our Bigger Enemy': Trump Escalates Attack on Fed Chief

By Martin Crutsinger | Aug 24
President Donald Trump launched a furious and highly personal Twitter attack Friday against the Federal Reserve and Chairman Jerome Powell, fuming that the Fed once more "did NOTHING!" and wondering who is "our bigger enemy" — Powell or China's leader.

Minnesota Filmmakers' Lawsuit over Gay Weddings Reinstated

Minnesota Filmmakers' Lawsuit over Gay Weddings Reinstated

Aug 24
A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated a lawsuit filed by two Minnesota filmmakers who want the right to refuse to film same-sex weddings, saying that videos are a form of speech with constitutional protections.

Appeals Court Upholds Ruling on Fees in Gay Marriage Case

Appeals Court Upholds Ruling on Fees in Gay Marriage Case

Aug 24
Federal appeals judges have upheld a ruling that the state of Kentucky must pay $224,000 in legal expenses stemming from a former county clerk's refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

Candidate: Michigan City Should Be As White 'As Possible'

Candidate: Michigan City Should Be As White 'As Possible'

Aug 24
A city council candidate in Michigan said Friday she has no plans to end her campaign after shocking a public forum when she said she wants to keep her community white "as much as possible."

Climate Change Turns Arctic into Strategic, Economic Hotspot

Climate Change Turns Arctic into Strategic, Economic Hotspot

By David Rising | Aug 24
When Donald Trump floated the idea of buying Greenland, it was met with derision, seen as an inappropriate approach of an erstwhile ally. But it might also be an Aladdin's Cave of oil, natural gas and rare earth minerals just waiting to be tapped.

Pop Culturing: 'On Becoming a God in Central Florida,' with Kirsten Dunst, is a Bonkers Ride

Pop Culturing: 'On Becoming a God in Central Florida,' with Kirsten Dunst, is a Bonkers Ride

By Jason St. Amand | Aug 23
"On Becoming a God in Central Florida," starring Kirsten Dunst and debuting on Showtime Sunday, is a twisted take on the American dream.

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