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“Left for dead,” the new episode of Reveal, takes you inside America’s coldest cases. Listen today at 3pm on 90.5 FM WCBE Columbus.

Supporters of Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who was jailed after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, are planning a demonstration to voice their opposition to her incarceration.

"The Kim Davis Jailhouse Prayer Rally" is set to begin at 11 a.m. today at the Carter County Detention Center. An announcement for the rally, published by Christian News Wire, contends that Davis "is obeying the laws of Kentucky while refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex [couples]."

At first it seems lively outside on the weekend in Baghdad — the lights are bright in open-air cafes, music streams from beribboned cars in a wedding party and at Ali Hussein's juice stand, decorated with plastic bananas, they're squeezing oranges on old brass presses.

But even as Hussein offers me a sharp, fresh juice, he's downcast. When I ask about the subject on everyone's mind here — the migrant flood into Europe — he laughs. "We were just talking about this!" he says. Several of his friends just passed by to say farewell.

The so-called Islamic State continues to wreak a human toll in the Middle East. And in addition to that suffering, the militant organization continues its assault on Syria's cultural heritage.

This week, militants blew up three tombs in the ancient city of Palmyra, and reduced the Greco-Roman Temple of Bel to rubble.

At the same time, ISIS also profits by selling small antiquities on the black market.

More than four years after the 7,400 residents of the Japanese town of Naraha were evacuated after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant melted down in the wake of a devastating tsunami, the government is allowing people to return.

Following several years of decontamination, Naraha is the first town in the area to allow residents to return. It was evacuated in March 2011 after the Fukushima plant was smashed by the magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami near Sendai, setting off the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

Congress Faces A Crazy-Busy September

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German police say that about 450 migrants from Hungary have arrived at a train station in Munich after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her country would not limit the number of asylum seekers allowed in.

An estimated 4,000 people arrived in Austria, many en route to Germany, after the Hungarian government blocked them from leaving the country by train earlier this week.

Why Are So Many People Running For President?

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Running for president is expensive and exhausting — but this year, some 22 people seem to think it's a good idea. There are five major candidates for the Democratic nomination and a whopping 17 on the Republican side.

But why? As it turns out, there are many reasons.

They Think They Have A Real Chance

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In a dense, wooded lot, 17-year-old Justis Jackson lies on a mound of dirt. He doesn't seem to mind the sticky heat or buzzing mosquitoes. Jackson's attention is fixed on a buried object at the bottom of a neatly dug hole.

"Sounds like metal," he says, knocking. "But what type of metal and how old it is, I don't know. I hope it's old."

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WCBE Presents Brian Douglas Day Live From Studio A Wed. Sept. 9, 2015 @ 11AM!

The release show for his new cd, "My Mountain", is coming up at Woodlands Tavern on September 10. He also plays Wednesdays at the Ugly Tuna Saloona. Hear more about this Central Ohio based musician, live from studio a. That's Brian Douglas Day, on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and now on Apple Music.
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California Considers Sweeping Proposals To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Some of the world's most ambitious climate change legislation is currently under consideration in America. But the lawmakers in question aren't in D.C. — they're in Sacramento.California lawmakers are intensely debating far-reaching goals to curb greenhouse gas emissions.The bill contains three proposals: one to double energy efficiency in buildings, one to derive 50 percent of electricity from renewable sources and one head-turning proposal to cut petroleum use in vehicles by half — all in...
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Class-Action Suit Alleges Chipotle's GMO-Free Campaign Is Deceptive

In April, Chipotle Mexican Grill made a big splash when it launched a campaign called G-M-Over It."When it comes to our food, genetically modified ingredients don't make the cut," the chain said.And customers seemed to eat up the message.But a new class-action lawsuit against the Mexican chain alleges that the campaign's marketing claims don't hold up."Chipotle told consumers it was G-M-Over it," the legal complaint, filed in California, reads. But, "the opposite was true."The problem,...
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