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Long summer days in Alaska help cabbages, turnips and other vegetables grow to gargantuan sizes. These "giants" are celebrated at the annual state fair, which kicks off on Thursday.

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A video that shows an American journalist being beheaded by extremist militants has sparked outrage, along with arguments over whether the images should be restricted online.

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Tiffany Flowers

Activists around the country say Michael Brown's death and the police response have strengthened their resolve to fight injustice.

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There's a link between how children draw at age 4 and how well they perform on intelligence tests at age 14, researchers say.

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Tiny Singapore imports almost all of its food. From gardens on deserted car parks to vertical farms in the vanishing countryside, a movement is afoot to help boost its agricultural production.

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