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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.”

President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced an unprecedented agreement to limit carbon emissions in an attempt to fight climate change, in this 2014 file photo. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

U.S. will retaliate against China for OPM hacks

- The Washington Times

The Obama administration announced Friday that it would retaliate against China for the theft of more than 20 million Americans’ personal information in a massive hack of the Office of Personnel Management.

(Associated Press) ** FILE **

Anti-virus maker BitDefender admits hacker stole user data

- The Washington Times

BitDefender, a Romanian software company that supplies Internet security products to hundreds of millions of clients both in the workplace and at home, admits hackers have made off with the usernames and passwords of an undisclosed number of customers.

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ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, AUG. 3, 2015 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, a police tactical team moves in to disperse a group of protesters following the shooting of a young black man by a white policeman in Ferguson, Mo. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public including measures addressing limits on the flow of surplus military equipment. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more

- Associated Press

When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public.

Central African Republic: UN peacekeeper killed in capital

Associated Press

One United Nations peacekeeper was killed and eight were injured Sunday in Central African Republic's capital after they came under attack by armed men bearing machine guns and grenades, a U.N. spokesman said.

Nebraska law students aid military veterans with legal needs

Associated Press

The University of Nebraska's College of Law is sending its students to help military veterans with matters related to estate planning, giving law students practical experience while helping a population in need.

VA: Files containing personal information thrown in trash

Associated Press

Officials with the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Black Hills said this week they're taking steps to notify veterans affected by an information breach caused by an employee who accidently threw away personnel files on its Hot Springs campus.

Navy's newest attack submarine, USS John Warner, joins fleet

- Associated Press

The Navy's newest nuclear-powered attack submarine joined the fleet Saturday, with top Navy officials saying that it couldn't come soon enough with ever-increasing demands from combatant commanders.

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper sits at the entrance to the National Security Agency's  Utah Data Center, Thursday, July 23, 2015. (Scott Sommerdorf/The Salt Lake Tribune)

Records: NSA paid Utah over $1M to police data center roads

Associated Press

The National Security Agency has paid Utah more than $1 million over the past year and a half for state troopers to guard the entrance to the spy agency's massive data center south of Salt Lake City, according to Utah Highway Patrol records.

A villager carries harvested rice on his cycle at Dashiachora, in Kurigram enclaves, Bangladesh. Bangladesh and India are going to officially exchange the adversely possessed enclaves Friday midnight where the two neighboring countries will implement the Land Boundary Agreement in line with a deal signed in 1974. (AP Photo)

India, Bangladesh swap border enclaves, settle old dispute

- Associated Press

Tens of thousands of stateless people who were stranded for decades along the poorly defined border between India and Bangladesh can finally choose their citizenship, as the two countries swapped more than 150 pockets of land at the stroke of midnight Friday to settle the demarcation line dividing them.

A villager carries harvested rice on his cycle at Dashiachora, in Kurigram enclaves, Bangladesh. Bangladesh and India are going to officially exchange the adversely possessed enclaves Friday midnight where the two neighboring countries will implement the Land Boundary Agreement in line with a deal signed in 1974. (AP Photo)

India, Bangladesh swap border enclaves, settle old dispute

- Associated Press

At the stroke of midnight Friday, tens of thousands of stateless people who were stranded for decades along the poorly defined border between India and Bangladesh will finally get to choose their citizenship, as the two countries swapped more than 150 pockets of land to settle the demarcation line dividing them.