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Carly Fiorina's strong showing at the August Fox News debate helped boost her in the polls, meaning she could now make it into the main CNN debate.

CNN Just Found A Way To Get Carly Fiorina Onto The Debate Stage

Carly Fiorina was relegated to the JV squad in the Fox News GOP presidential debate in August, but her strong performance that night helped her race past several of her peers in recent polls.

That surge in polling wasn't enough to get her into the next big debate — but it might be now.

That's because CNN Tuesday afternoon changed its criteria for who will get into its main Sept. 16 debate in such a way that Fiorina is much more likely to be included.

Former Eutawville police Chief Richard Combs (left) agreed to a deal Tuesday in which he'll avoid jail time over the 2011 shooting death of Bernard Bailey.

Former Police Chief In S.C. Sentenced To House Arrest Over Unarmed Man's Death

More than a month after his trial on murder charges ended in a mistrial for the second time, former Eutawville, S.C., police Chief Richard Combs has been sentenced to a year of home detention. Combs agreed to plead guilty to misconduct in office Tuesday.

Combs, who is white, was the head of the police department in the small town of Eutawville back in May 2011, when he shot and killed 54-year-old Bernard Bailey, who was black, as Bailey tried to drive away from the Eutawville Police Department.

Yellowtail jack <em>(Seriola lalandi)</em> at HSWRI in San Diego.

Huge Fish Farm Planned Near San Diego Aims To Fix Seafood Imbalance

The largest fish farm in America could be built 4 miles off San Diego's coast.

Rose Canyon Fisheries could have a footprint on the ocean floor of 1.3 square miles, about the same size as New York's Central Park. The goal is to produce 11 million pounds of yellowtail and sea bass each year.

The Mob Museum's new exhibit highlights the "rampant corruption that plagues" the world soccer governing body, FIFA. It opened Tuesday.

Mob Museum Unveils FIFA Corruption Exhibit

Take a trip to The Mob Museum in Las Vegas and you'll find exhibits on gangsters, corruption, killers, crime bosses, drug traffickers — and, now, the international governing body of soccer.

Tuesday, the much maligned FIFA Congress finds itself alongside the likes of the Mafia and drug cartels, thanks to the opening of a new, temporary exhibit called "The 'Beautiful Game' Turns Ugly."

An official of Tokyo's metropolitan government removes a poster bearing logos for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games from a wall Tuesday.

Tokyo 2020 Pulls Olympic Logo, Stung By Plagiarism Charges

In the latest high-profile change for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, organizers withdrew their games' official logo Tuesday, after weeks of heavy criticism. A graphic designer had filed a lawsuit over the resemblance to his own work.

Belgian designer Olivier Debie first complained about the logo soon after it was unveiled in July, saying the image presented by Japanese designer Kenjiro Sano was too similar to one he created for the Theatre de Liège in 2011. Debie had noted that his logo was widely shared on Pinterest.

Medical student Karen Duong worked in Hereford, Texas, with Dr. Akinyele Lovelace, an instructor with the University of North Texas Health Science Center's rural medical education program.

Texas Strives To Lure Mental Health Providers To Rural Counties

In her third year of medical school, Karen Duong found herself on the other side of Texas. She had driven 12 hours north from where she grew up on the Gulf Coast to a panhandle town called Hereford.

"Hereford is known for being the beef capital of the world," she says, laughing. "There's definitely more cows than people out there."

A row of Secure Housing Units at the Corcoran State Prison in California in 2013. The prison has a separate facility built for  inmates held in solitary.

California Prisons To Limit Number Of Inmates In Solitary Confinement

California authorities have agreed to sharply limit the number of inmates held in isolation for long periods of time, a major development in the national debate about solitary confinement.

The agreement resolves a class-action lawsuit filed by prisoners who say the practice amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. Advocates say it could change the daily lives of as many as 2,000 inmates stuck in isolation because authorities determined they had some ties to a gang.

How Startups Are Using Tech To Mitigate Workplace Bias

We all harbor biases — subconsciously, at least. We may automatically associate men with law enforcement work, for example, or women with children and family. In the workplace, these biases can affect managers' hiring and promotion decisions.

So when Pete Sinclair, who's chief of operations at the cybersecurity firm RedSeal, realized that — like many other Silicon Valley companies — his company had very few female engineers and few employees who weren't white, Chinese or Indian, he wanted to do something about it.

In the video for "Wildest Dreams," Taylor Swift is all decked out in African colonial-era style.

Taylor Swift Is Dreaming Of A Very White Africa

The video for American singer Taylor Swift's new song "Wildest Dreams" has been viewed more than ten million times in the two days since it debuted.

The video was shot in Africa and California.

In it, we see two beautiful white people falling in love while surrounded by vast expanses of beautiful African landscapes and beautiful animals — a lion, a giraffe, a zebra.

Police officers search an area around the Illinois city of Fox Lake, about 50 miles northwest of Chicago, for three suspects following the killing of a police officer early Tuesday.

Illinois Police Officer Shot Dead; Manhunt Underway For 3 Suspects

Updated at 4:45 p.m.: Slain Police Officer Identified As Charles Joseph Gliniewicz

The officer shot to death Tuesday morning was identified as Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, a veteran of the force for 32 years, according to the Chicago Tribune, which also reports that he was married with four children.

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