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Daily News Briefing

August 2016

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Today's view

Third party candidates

Our own biases can cause us to misinterpret another’s character.

Sitting down to stand up

A quarterback's decision not to stand up for the National Anthem caused a furor. But it also speaks to a new feeling of urgency among black athletes.

A resilient recovery

Regardless of which candidate might benefit, the economy going into the 2016 election is benefiting millions of Americans.

A lighter footprint

Although global population and economy have been rising, the environmental impact of humans shows signs of moderation.

Defending consensus

Why both major candidates for president favor a strong military.

Humanity's heritage

A trial under way at the Hague shows new determination to protect historical sites from jihadist vandalism.

Today's view

Vacation time

Battery power

New battery technology—and scaled-up production—is beginning to revolutionize everything from energy storage to car camping.

The 'burkini' and the beach

The wave of Muslim immigration has led to social conflict across Europe, and Muslim women are caught in the middle.