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How did the national anthem become a hallmark of sporting events and when did athletes start using it as an opportunity for protest?

Germany's Angela Merkel faces a tough regional election today — that could see the anti-migrant Alternative for Germany party winning her political home state.

On Labor Day weekend, we wanted to take a look at one place in this country where factory jobs are increasing. In South Carolina, multinational manufacturing giants are expanding.

Scientists are working to breed pandas in captivity, train them to live in the wild and then hopefully release them. Photographer Ami Vitale spent three years getting to know the bears and scientists.

After complaints, Pretoria High is under pressure to look at its policies for black students, who say they should be able to wear natural hair and speak their native languages.

Rachel Martin explores some character traits that push voters away from the two most unpopular candidates in modern history. For Clinton, it's the way she seems to protect her privacy at all costs.

Black Star News' Milton Allimadi, author Valeria Luiselli, Syrian refugee Asmaa Albukaie, and activist Chih Wu Chang are all immigrants. They discuss U.S. foreign policy and life in the U.S.

Donald Trump campaigned in Detroit Saturday as part of his effort to gain support from African-American voters, who so far have shown low levels of support.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 hit Oklahoma on Saturday morning. StateImpact Oklahoma reporter Joe Wertz talks about earthquakes and their connections to oil and gas production.

Soccer teams in the English Premier League have spent about $1.3 billion to sign new players. Roger Bennett of NBC Sports' Men in Blazers explains why so much money is being invested in soccer.

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