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Large amounts of clear skies across a majority of the eastern United States. Thunderstorms and moderate rain showers remain over Minnesota and Wisconsin, sinking towards the south. Both Tropical Depression Eight and Tropical Depression Nine are also in view, with Eight poised to impact North Carolina soon even if the system is poorly organized at the moment. (NOAA/Weather Underground via AP)
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, right, accompanied by Democratic Party activist Jay Snyder, left, leaves after a fundraiser at his home in East Hampton, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 29, 2016.
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La. Isle Community Now Climate Change Refugees
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A suspected mass grave site with tire tracks leading to a ravine, top left, and evidence of digging along the ravine at Badoush Prison in Mosul, Iraq, on Nov. 13, 2015, left, and the site on July 17, 2014, right. An analysis by The Associated Press has found 72 mass graves left behind by Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, and many more are expected to be discovered as the group loses territory. (AllSource Analysis via AP)
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Tropical Weather Targets North Carolina, Florida
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U.S. Rep. Cresent Hardy visits homes to talk to voters in Las Vegas. A spokesman says Hardy of Nevada is recovering after suffering a heart attack. Larry Farnsworth says the Republican underwent a routine medical procedure after the Monday night, Aug. 29, incident and remains hospitalized.
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Islamic State Buried Thousands in 72 Mass Graves
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Land in West Jordan, Utah, that may be purchased by FaceBook for a data center. The race between the small town of Los Lunas in New Mexico and the Salt Lake City suburb of West Jordan to entice a new Facebook data center with millions in tax breaks and subsidies is raising questions about public investments in a booming cloud-computing economy that typically brings few local jobs. (Scott G Winterton/Deseret News via AP)
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FBI headquarters in Washington. The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers breached the election systems of a pair of states. The Aug. 18, 2016, warning came just days after Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson hosted a call with secretaries of state and other state elections officials to talk about cybersecurity and the election infrastructure.
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Vanita Gupta, the head of Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, speaks in Cleveland. Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly finding a different problem: officers’ interactions with the mentally ill.
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A three-dimensional model of the early human ancestor, Australopithecus afarensis, known as Lucy, on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. It's a scientific estimation of what Lucy may have looked like in life. A new study based on an analysis of Lucy's fossil by the University of Texas at Austin suggests she died after falling from a tree. Several scientists, including Lucy’s discoverer, reject that she plunged to her death from a tree.
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Republican vice presidential candidate and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, left, and his wife Karen make a campaign stop Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in Marietta, Ga. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, center left, leaves the home of Marcia Riklis, center right, following a private fundraiser in Southampton, N.Y., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016.
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Danny Royer, vice president of technology at Bowles Farming Co., prepares to pilot a drone over a tomato field near Los Banos, Calif. The farm hired Royer this year to oversee drones equipped with a state-of-the-art thermal camera. The drone can scan from a bird's-eye view for cool, soggy patches where a gopher may have chewed through the buried drip irrigation line and caused a leak of water, a precious resource in drought-stricken California. On the farm's 2,400-acre tomato crop alone, this year drones could detect enough leaks to save water needed to sustain more than 550 families of four for a year.
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The sun sets beyond visitors to Liberty Memorial as the temperature hovers around 100 degrees in Kansas City, Mo. It’s as if Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump live on two entirely different Earths: one warming, one not. Clinton says climate change “threatens us all,” while Trump tweets that global warming is “mythical” and repeatedly refers to it as a “hoax.” Measurements and scientists say Clinton’s Earth is much closer to reality.
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Jacob Biddle watches a play from the sidelines during a game at Waynesville High School in Waynesville, Mo. Biddle has been unable to play because of a concussion sustained earlier in the season. He said he has continued to support the team by cheering from the sidelines. In a study involving teen athletes from several sports who had concussions during a game or practice, half continued to play and took 44 days on average to recover from symptoms, versus 22 days in those who were immediately sidelined. The study was published Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 in Pediatrics. (Hannah Baldwin/Columbia Missourian via AP)
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CA Farmers Use Advanced Drone Tech to Save Water
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Campaign 2016, Why It Matters: Climate Change
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Fire Blocking Yellowstone National Park Entrance
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In this photo provided by the University of Hawaii, six scientists celebrate as they exit from their Mars simulation habitat on slopes of Mauna Loa on the Big Island, Hawaii, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. The scientists completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii on Sunday, where they lived in the dome in near isolation. (University of Hawaii via AP)