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D.C. exhibits on hate crimes, wildlife poaching take visitors on ‘emotional journey’

- The Washington Times

Criminals keep finding different ways to break the laws, and the District of Columbia’s Crime and Punishment Museum continues to find ways to educate the public about it. Accordingly, the museum in Northwest Washington is offering two exhibits that draw attention to a range of issues including the nation’s hate crimes and the continued battle against wildlife poachers abroad.

Sadie Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" holds her hand to her heart as her aunt Missy Robertson sings the national anthem before the start of a rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)

Robinson family members join cast of film about Columbine

- The Washington Times

“Duck Dynasty” stars Korie and Sadie Robertson have been cast in a film about the 1999 Columbine school shooting. Bella Robertson will also be acting in the faith-based film that focuses on the short-but-influential life of 17-year-old Rachel Scott.

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NBA basketball player Chris Paul of Los Angeles Clippers speaks during a press conference for the Basketball without Borders Africa 2015 at the American International School in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, July 29, 2015.  (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

NBA in Africa? 'Stay tuned,' for regular-season game

- Associated Press

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says "stay tuned" for a regular-season game in Africa as Chris Paul and others prepare to play the league's first exhibition on the continent.

This July 27, 2015 aerial photo shows the Rodrigo de Freitas Lake in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An Associated Press analysis of water quality found dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Olympic and Paralympic venues. The Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, which was largely cleaned up in recent years, was thought be safe for rowers and canoers. Yet AP tests found its waters to be among the most polluted for Olympic sites. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth

- Associated Press

Athletes in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found.

FILE - This Nov. 24, 2014, file photo, shows the Phi Kappa Psi house at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. Three University of Virginia graduates and members of the fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article's author Wednesday,July 29, 2015, court records show. . (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

UVa grads sue Rolling Stone over retracted campus rape story

- Associated Press

Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity who were portrayed in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article's author, court records show.

AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

- Associated Press

The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, as well as for visitors to the iconic beaches of Rio de Janeiro.

FILE - In this Sunday, July 12, 2015, file photo, Palestinian Khader Adnan, center, who recently ended a 55-day hunger strike, is greeted by Palestinians after his release from an Israeli prison in the West Bank village of Arrabeh near Jenin. Israel's parliament passed a contentious law on Thursday that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike, eliciting harsh criticism over the practice. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)

Israel passes law sanctioning force-feeding prisoners

- Associated Press

Israel's parliament passed a contentious law on Thursday that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike, eliciting harsh criticism over the practice.

Artifact trove reveals campsites near Moose-Wilson Road

- Associated Press

Two or three millennia ago, American Indians used the flats above the wetlands along what's now the northern Moose-Wilson Road as a base camp during seasonal sojourns in Jackson Hole.

For North Korea, Iran-style nuclear deal not an option

- Associated Press

If any hopes have been raised that the progress between the United States and Iran to halt Tehran's development of nuclear weapons could bring change in Pyongyang, North Korea has gone out of its way to thwart them.

In this Friday, May 10, 2002, file photo, Alexander Litvinenko, former KGB spy and author of the book "Blowing Up Russia: Terror From Within" is photographed at his home in London. A prime suspect in the killing of Alexander Litvinenko says he won't testify as planned at an inquiry into the former Russian spy's death, leading the judge in charge to accuse him of trying to manipulate proceedings.  (AP Photo/Alistair Fuller, File)

Lawyer: Litvinenko poison may have harmed Londoners' health

- Associated Press

The killers of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko may have harmed the health of thousands of Londoners as they trailed radioactive polonium-210 around the city, a lawyer for British police said Thursday.