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Hillary Rodham Clinton The Associated Press
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Cleveland. The State Department is expected to release roughly 7,000 pages of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails later Monday, including about 150 that have been censored because they contain information that has now been deemed classified.
Bharat Anand The Associated Press
Harvard Business School Professor and faculty chair of HBX Bharat Anand demonstrates HBX Live, an online classroom that allows real-time interaction between professors and students from around the world, at the WGBH television studios in Boston, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015.
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Obama Depicts Stark Future Without Climate Action
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This rendering provided by Yale University shows a Pentecopterus decorahensis. Earth’s first big predatory monster was a weird water bug, newly found fossils show. Almost half a billion years ago, Earth’s dominant large predator was a sea scorpion that grew to 5 feet 7 inches with a dozen claw arms sprouting from its head and a spike tail, according to a new study. (Patrick J. Lynch/Yale University via AP)
Lisa Tseng The Associated Press
Dr. Lisa Tseng listens in court during her arraignment in Los Angeles. Attorneys are set to deliver opening statements Monday, Aug. 31, in the trial of Tseng, charged with murder the deaths of three young men who overdosed on prescription pain killers. Tseng has pleaded not guilty to three counts of second-degree murder. She could face up to life in prison if convicted on all the charges against her.
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Fresno County Sheriff’s search and rescue team searching for a missing hiker in a remote area of the Sierra National Forest, Calif. Miyuki Harwood, 62, was found Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, after she used a whistle to alert rescuers. To survive, Harwood crawled for about two days from where she was injured to a creek where she could scoop water into a bottle with a filter inside. (Fresno County Sheriff's Office via AP)
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Android Wear smartwatches compatible with the Apple iPhone are displayed at Google's offices in San Francisco. Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple's iPhone, escalating the rivals' battle to strap their technology on people's wrists.
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Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) scientist Britta Denise Hardesty with plastic dissected from a dead flesh-footed shearwater. As many as nine out of ten of the world’s seabirds likely have pieces of plastic in their guts, a new study estimates. Previously, scientists figured about 29 percent of seabirds had swallowed plastic, but those are older studies. An Australian team of scientists who have studied birds and marine debris for decades used computer models to update those figures, calculating that far more seabirds are affected, according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Monday. (Britta Denise Hardesty/CSIRO via AP)
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Common Core opponents wave signs and cheer at a rally opposing Mississippi's continued use of the Common Core academic standards on the steps of the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.
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Dr Oliver Sacks, receiving his Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE ), by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London. Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books like "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, has died. He was 82 .Sacks died Sunday at his home in New York City, his assistant, Kate Edgar, said. (Lewis Whyld/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
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Coping with Dry Wells in California’s Drought
John Kerry The Associated Press
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry waving after delivering a speech at Singapore Management University in Singapore. Kerry says history will not look kindly on climate change skeptics who fail to take action to curb warming. Speaking Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska, Kerry says scientists are overwhelmingly unified in the conclusion that humans are contributing to global climate change and that steps must be taken to reduce the carbon in the atmosphere. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool Photo via AP)
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Residents salvage personal items after a mudslide triggered by Tropical Storm Erika left it partially submerged, in Montrouis, Haiti, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Erika dissipated early Saturday, but it left devastation in its path on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, and parts of Haiti, authorities said.
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Two Nikiski Fire Department firefighters walk on a road near a fire-ravaged forest left behind by the Card Street fire in Sterling, Alaska. Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it. President Obama leaves Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 for a three-day visit to the 49th state in which he will speak at a State Department climate change conference and become the first president to visit the Alaska Arctic. There and even in the sub-Arctic part of the state, he will see the damage caused by warming, damage that has been evident to scientists for years. (Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion via AP, File)
Ken Powell The Associated Press
General Mills CEO Ken Powell talks about his company's plans for reducing greenhouse gases during an interview with The Associated Press in Golden Valley, Minn. The company's goal is reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025, not just within its own operations but all the way up its supply chain from suppliers.
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IAAF Vice President and President elect Sebastian Coe waits at a medal ceremony during the 506World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015.
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AmeriCorps members stand as the colors are presented by the Biloxi Police and Fire Honor Guard during the Katrina Memorial Observance at MGM Park in downtown Biloxi, Miss., on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Community members, volunteers, public officials and first responders gathered to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. (Amanda McCoy /The Sun Herald via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT: MISSISSIPPI PRESS OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT WLOX, LOCAL ONLINE OUT; GULFLIVE.COM OUT
Tabitha Cunningham, Christian Cunningham The Associated Press
Tabitha Cunningham hugs her son, Christian, 9, during a Katrina 10 Year Remembrance in Gulfport, Miss., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Cunningham, who rode out the hurricane, gave birth to her son two weeks after the storm hit the Gulf Coast. The faith oriented program drew about 400 people including community members, volunteers, public officials and first responders.
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Tourists walk to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park just outside Seward, Alaska. Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Obama is about to see it. Obama leaves Monday, Aug. 31 for a three-day visit to the 49th state in which he will speak at a State Department climate change conference and become the first president to visit the Alaskan Arctic.
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Gov. Rick Scott, right, is greeted by Hillsborough County Emergency Operations Center Manager Preston Cook in Tampa, Fla. on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The governor and several local officials were on hand at the county E.O.C. to discuss Tropical Storm Erika and its possible impact on the state. (Chris Urso/The Tampa Tribune via AP) ST. PETERSBURG OUT; LAKELAND OUT; BRADENTON OUT; MAGS OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WTSP CH 10 OUT; WFTS CH 28 OUT; WTVT CH 13 OUT; BAYNEWS 9 OUT; THE TAMPA BAY TIMES OUT; LAKELAND LEDGER OUT; BRADENTON HERALD OUT; SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE OUT; WINTER HAVEN NEWS CHIEF OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
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