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The Ice Bucket Challenge And Other Good Causes: Do Stars Really Help?

When actor Tom Hiddleston and Lady Gaga take the Ice Bucket Challenge, it makes a big splash. But do stars really make a difference in fund-raising and public awareness when they endorse a charity?

U.S. Authenticates Video Of Militants Beheading American Journalist

A video in which the extremist group the Islamic State claims to execute American journalist James Foley is authentic, according to U.S. intelligence analysts. Foley was abducted in Syria in 2012.

PGA TOUR’s Championship Heads to Atlanta

The TOUR Championship hits Atlanta's East Lake Golf Club in less than one month. Preparations for the tournament have been underway for some time and that ball will keep rolling as the event draws closer. This past week, the TOUR Championship committee and its sponsor, Coca-Cola, hosted a golf outing for local media that included a conversation with former winner Bill Haas. Attendees also heard from the championship staff and Coca-Cola about this year's tournament, the state of the game and some of the latest innovations being added to improve the fan experience.

Gay-Rights Movement Tackles Cultural Battle In The Deep South

Same-sex-marriage activists are working to win hearts and minds in the Deep South, where they've met the strongest resistance. One strategy is to host informal conversations.

Israel's Netanyahu Vows 'A Continuous Campaign' Against Hamas

The comments come a day after a truce collapsed, leading to the resumption of rocket fire against Israel and Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip. At least 20 Palestinians have been killed since then.

Fallen tree in Grant Park in Southeast Atlanta

In Atlanta, Fallen Trees Are Putting Stress On The City

On a recent walk through Grant Park in Southeast Atlanta, yellow police tape peeks out here and there, and impossibly tall trees lay on their sides, roots up for all the world to see. In Atlanta, fallen trees have become a regular occurrence. Alicia Chambers is with the Grant Park Conservancy, a nonprofit that’s devoted to the city’s oldest park. She toured damage after a storm earlier this month.

Why Vegetables Get Freakish In The Land Of The Midnight Sun

Long summer days in Alaska help cabbages, turnips and other vegetables grow to gargantuan sizes. These "giants" are celebrated at the annual state fair, which kicks off on Thursday.

President Obama Says Militants Who Beheaded American Are 'Cowardly'

The extremist group that carried out the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley engages in "cowardly acts" and "has no place in the 21st century," President Obama said Wednesday.

Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System

Tiny Singapore imports almost all of its food. From gardens on deserted car parks to vertical farms in the vanishing countryside, a movement is afoot to help boost its agricultural production.

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