After a gunman, motivated by racist ideas, killed nine black church goers in Charleston, S.C., in June, some elected officials in the South have tried to remove the Confederate flag from public places. Some Southerners protest that the flag has a public role as a symbol of their heritage. Michael Reynolds/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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New York Giants' Daniel Fells makes a catch during a practice at NFL football training camp in August. Fells is currently suffering from a serious MRSA infection; it is unclear if he will return to football. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Destroyed homes and vehicles scorched by the Valley Fire line Jefferson Street in Middletown, Calif. Nearly half the community was destroyed. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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The Los Angeles Dodgers' Chase Utley slides into New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada during the seventh inning in Game 2 of baseball's National League Division Series on Saturday. Utley earned a two-game suspension for the play, which he has appealed. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Bernie Sanders in 1990 after winning a seat in Vermont's House. Rob Swanson/AP hide caption

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