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Making headlines this week

Making headlines this week

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK: A bee collects pollen in a sunflower field, Monday, Sept. 1, near Lawrence, Kan. The 40-acre field planted annually by the Grinter family draws bees and lovers of sunflowers alike during the weeklong late summer blossoming of the flowers. Photo: Associated Press/Charlie Riedel

A look at the week’s biggest newsmakers and the stories you might have missed.

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A miner enters the El Comal gold and silver mine to help with rescue operations after a landslide trapped at least 24 miners inside, in Bonanza, Nicaragua, Friday, Aug. 29. Rescuers on Friday located 20 of at least 24 gold miners trapped by a landslide in northern Nicaragua, but were not immediately able to bring them to safety. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
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Workers prepare a cooling tunnel, which will blast attendees with cold air while displaying an LED light show, at the Electric Zoo music festival venue on New York’s Randall’s Island, Friday, Aug. 29. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
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A Palestinian boy holds a toy gun during a celebration organized by Hamas in the West Bank city of Nablus, on Friday, Aug. 29. Israel and Hamas militants fought for 50 days before reaching a truce on Tuesday. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accused Hamas of needlessly extending fighting in the Gaza Strip, causing a high death toll. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)
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People walk along the beach Friday, Aug. 29 in Santa Monica, Calif. The highest number of Californians since the recession was expected to travel over the Labor Day holiday weekend. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Camila Sola, Al Pacino and Lucila Sola arrive for the screening of the movie ‘Manglehorn’ at the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 30. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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Employees gather as security guards block entrance to the closing Showboat Casino Hotel Sunday, Aug. 31, in Atlantic City, N.J. The show is ending for the Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. The Mardi Gras-themed casino is shutting down at 4 p.m. Sunday after 27 years on the Boardwalk. Owner Caesars Entertainment is closing the still-profitable Showboat to reduce the number of casinos in Atlantic City, which has been struggling with plunging revenue and increased competition. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Mathew Miller, an American detained in North Korea, waits in a room after speaking to the Associated Press, Monday, Sept. 1, in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea has given foreign media access to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and watched by officials as they spoke, called for Washington to send a representative to negotiate for their freedom. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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Police carry blocks of seized cocaine as they present it to the press at a police base in Lima, Peru, Monday, Sept. 1. Police announced that they seized 8.5 tons of cocaine in the northern town of Trujillo on Aug. 26, and that it’s the largest seizure of cocaine in Peru’s history. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
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A rainbow appears over Marine One minutes before President Barack Obama landing at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, Sept. 1. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
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A Pro-Russian rebel prepares arms for the the assault on the positions of Ukrainian army in Donetsk airport, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Hours later, Ukraine said a border guard vessel operating in the Azov Sea was attacked by land-based forces. (AP Photo/Mstislav Chernov)
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Landscapers trim grass in front of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s latest creation, a 82-foot white rabbit, as it leans up against an old aircraft hangar as part of the Taoyuan Land Art Festival in Taoyuan, Taiwan, Tuesday, Sept. 2. Hofman’s big yellow duck drew millions of visitors as it toured the island last year and festival organizers are hoping the rabbit will do the same. The Taoyuan Land Art Festival will take place from Sept. 9-14. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
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In this aerial view, fountains of lava, up to 60 meters high, spurt from a fissure in the ground on the north side of the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland, Tuesday, Sept. 2. The alert warning for the area surrounding Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano remained at orange on Tuesday, indicating that it is showing increased unrest with greater potential for an explosive eruption. (AP Photo/Stefano Di Nicolo)
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Health workers spray the body of a amputee suspected of dying from the Ebola virus with disinfectant, in a busy street in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, Sept. 2. Food in countries hit by Ebola is getting more expensive and will become scarcer because many farmers won’t be able to access fields, a U.N. food agency warned Tuesday. An Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,500 people, and authorities have cordoned off entire towns in an effort to halt the virus’ spread. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
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U.S. President Barack Obama, right, greets Estonian school children waving U.S. and Estonian national flags during a welcome ceremony at the Kadriorg Palace in Tallinn, Estonia, Wednesday, Sept. 3. Wednesday’s statement came as U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Estonia in a show of solidarity with NATO allies who fear they could be the next target of Russia’s aggression. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
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Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, left, pauses to sign memorabilia for Stephen Kraly, of Falls Church, Va., outside the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 3, after the groundbreaking ceremony for the U.S. Diplomacy Center. Secretary of State John Kerry hosted five of his predecessors, including Kissinger, in a rare public reunion for the groundbreaking of a museum commemorating the achievements of American statesmanship. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Henry McCollum is followed by reporters as he leaves court following his release from Central Prison in Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 3. McCollum spent more than 30 years on death row for a rape and murder he didn’t commit. On Tuesday, a judge overturned the convictions of Henry McCollum, 50, and Leon Brown, 46, in the 1983 rape and murder of Sabrina Buie, citing new DNA evidence showing the 11-year-old girl may have been killed by another man. (AP Photo/Michael Biesecker)
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Nancy Writebol, who spent weeks in isolation after contracting the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, holds a news conference, Wednesday, Sept., 3, in Charlotte, N.C. with her husband, David. This is the first time that the Charlotte woman, who was recently released from an Atlanta hospital, has talked publicly about her experience. She and her husband, both missionaries, had been in Liberia for a year working in a clinic when she contracted the disease. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
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Students and supporters place candles at the edge of a wall surrounding a pond as they take part in a candle light vigil at the University of Central Florida, Wednesday, Sept. 3, in Orlando, Fla., to honor Steven Sotloff, the second American journalist to be beheaded by the Islamic State group in two weeks. Sotloff attended University of Central Florida between 2002 and 2004. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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Protesters sit in front of a McDonald’s restaurant on 42nd Street in New York’s Times Square as police officers move in to begin making arrests, Thursday, Sept. 4. The protesters are seeking to get pay increases to $15 per hour. Thursday’s demonstration is part of a day of planned protests in 150 cities across the country by workers from fast-food chains. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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Flowers surround Joan Rivers’ star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles Thursday, Sept. 4. Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
U.S. President Barack Obama, center, British Prime Minister David Cameron, right, and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel listen as NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks during a leaders meeting on the future of NATO at Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales, Friday, Sept. 5. NATO leaders will back plans Friday for positioning more troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, establishing a rapid response force aimed at easing anxiety among member states near Russia’s border and deterring the Kremlin against replicating its provocations in Ukraine elsewhere in the region. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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Four-year-old African lion mother Tajiri plays with one of her cubs during their debut at the Philadelphia Zoo Friday, Sept. 5, in Philadelphia. The four cubs were born to in late June at the zoo. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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