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Authorities investigate Sunday following a fatal tent collapse at the Prairie Fest in Wood Dale, Ill. (Chicago Tribune via Associated Press)

Man killed when storm slams tent down on crowd near Chicago

- Associated Press

A man was killed and more than a dozen injured on Sunday when a tent where people had sought shelter during a brief storm blew off its moorings and collapsed on some of the crowd at a festival in a Chicago suburb.

Plannned Parenthood's Deborah Nucatola, filmed discussing the sale of body parts taken from aborted babies.

The evil in Planned Parenthood’s aborted baby parts market

In a scene reminiscent of “Silence of the Lambs,” a brilliant doctor sits at a table casually munching on salad and sipping red wine (a nice Chianti?) while salivating over the prospect of harvesting the “tender” livers of aborted babies. No, this is not a pitch for a new horror movie. This is actually what happened in a video recently released by the Center for Medical Progress, which has since been viewed millions of times on the Internet.

National Mall

Run for the hills: Geologists warn Washington, D.C. sinking into the muck

- The Washington Times

Here’s another thing for Congress to worry about. Washington is sinking, and not for political reasons. Geologists now claim that the land around the nation’s capital “is sinking rapidly” and that the city of Washington, could drop by six or more inches in the future. The area is sinking faster than any location on the East Coast, they say, warning that the phenomenon could threaten “the region’s monuments, roads, wildlife refuges, and military installations.”

In this July 10, 2015, file frame from dashcam video provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Trooper Brian Encinia arrests Sandra Bland after she became combative during a routine traffic stop in Waller County, Texas. (Texas Department of Public Safety via AP, File)

Trooper in Sandra Bland arrest once warned for conduct

- Associated Press

The Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop was once cautioned about “unprofessional conduct” in a 2014 incident while he was still a probationary trooper, according to his personnel file.

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Firefighters spray a hose at a fire along Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, Calif., Friday, July 31, 2015. A series of wildfires were intensified by dry vegetation, triple-digit temperatures and gusting winds. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Wildfire raging north of San Francisco threatens homes

Associated Press

Wildfires blazing in several Western states Sunday chewed up forests and threatened homes but were most numerous in Northern California where dozens are raging and setting off evacuations.

Kansas relaxes gay foster parenting, but not adoption

- Associated Press

A Kansas Department of Children and Families official said Friday that the state will continue to allow qualified single adults to serve as foster parents for abused and neglected children, but she said her agency isn't ready to say whether it will allow married same-sex couples to do so.