The president says thousands of Yazidis had been rescued from Sinjar mountain in northwestern Iraq, thanks to the targeting of Islamic insurgents who threatened them.
The president said the Department of Justice is investigating the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen in the city, but said there's no excuse for violence against the police.
In the final, Conrad Bassett–Bouchard of Portland used words including "florigen." Of the runner-up, the tournament head says, "He's going to be kicking himself for missing 'gramarye.' "
The country's Independence Day was a study in contradictions. The effort to mark the occasion in the capital Islamabad kept bumping up against anxiety over protest marches against the government.
Have more non-Asian actors, musicians and others been trying to don makeup or clothes in an attempt to look "Asian," or are we just better at noticing it? Three experts weigh in on the phenomenon.