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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Mark Patterson, owner of PATCO Construction in Sanford, Maine, boosted his security and bought cybercrime insurance after his company lost more than $500,000 to cyberfraud. John Ydstie/NPR hide caption

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown greets a therapy dog Monday, during a tour of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. Monday was the first day back to campus for students since the mass shooting on Oct. 1. Mike Henneke/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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A volunteer with the Koch-funded Libre Initiative directs people in 2014 as groceries are distributed at a food bank it partially sponsors in San Antonio, Texas. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Two men inspect the goods at at Farma, a marijuana dispensary in Portland, Oregon. The state's first week of retail sales brought in an estimated $11 million, a trade group says. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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