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Georgia Police Chief To Travel To Ferguson, Missouri

DeKalb County's police chief says he will travel to Ferguson, Missouri, this weekend in his role as president of a black law enforcement association. DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander is president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. Alexander tells that he believes a lack of diversity on Ferguson's police force impedes the department's ability to relate to residents.

Shifting Climate Has North Dakota Farmers Swapping Wheat For Corn

Projections suggest that climate change will hurt agriculture in most parts of the world. But some areas of the U.S. could actually see a benefit as corn production moves farther north.

Death By Salt? New Study Finds Too Much Sodium Is A Global Killer

It's not just Americans who are oversalted. A new study reports that sodium takes a global toll, attributing 1.65 million deaths from cardiovascular disease to sodium consumption.

Who Gets First Dibs On Transplanted Liver? Rules May Change

Location, location, location too often trumps medical need, some doctors say. But another solution to making the distribution of scarce organs fairer worries some transplant surgeons and patients.

Gaza Quiet After Israel, Hamas Reach Cease-Fire Extension

A few tense hours were marred by Hamas rocket attacks and Israeli airstrikes, but since then, things seem to be quiet.

Young Migrants May Request Asylum, But It's Hard To Get

Amid the emotional debate over the surge in unaccompanied minors from Central America, some migrants will be given refugee status while others can try for asylum.

Coastal Ga. Weekend: Savannah And Coastal Events Aug. 14-17

Meghan Fox of Visit Savannah and stylist Ashley Borders share their recommendations for a great weekend in coastal Georgia.

Gay Marriages May Begin In Virginia Next Week, After Court Denies A Stay

The ruling came from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, which had taken up the case after a district court struck down Virginia's ban in February.

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