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Daily News Briefing

August 2015

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Mount McKinley is officially renamed, but mountaineers and Alaskans will tell you that the rest of the world is just catching up. The mountain has always been Denali.

Safety at work

Despite tragic incidents such as the on-air shooting of two journalists in Virginia, workplace violence is not getting worse.

Freeing Syria's people

After 4-1/2 years of conflict, Syria would be better off without both Islamic State and the Assad regime.

Digital denial

‘Hacktivists’ are going after Islamic State’s online propaganda and scoring some success

After six years of stock market growth, a much predicted correction might be under way.

Donald Trump's plain-spoken style is a big part of his appeal. But in talk about 'anchor babies,' that frankness can come across as a callous.

The power of friendship

New research suggests that friendship makes a big difference in overcoming depression.

A scholar stands his ground

Khaled al-Assad likely was executed by Islamic State for refusing to divulge the location of Palmyra's treasures.

Four faces

A Hindu shrine in Bangkok is targeted by unknown bombers, shattering a city’s calm.

A war without a reason

Ukraine is heating up again. This is a conflict that didn't need to happen and shouldn't continue.