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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Pleads Guilty To 'Desertion' And 'Misbehavior Before The Enemy'

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In California, Many Wonder Why There Were No Mass Evacuation Alerts For Wildfires

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Confrontation Over Kirkuk In Iraq Reignited After Kurdish Independence Vote

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In An Attempted Show Of Unity, Trump And McConnell Say 'We Have The Same Agenda'

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California's Senior Democrat Senator Gets Primary Challenge From State Lawmaker

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Members of the visually-impaired community, volunteers, local organizations and the Myanmar Red Cross Society participate in the 2017 White Cane Day walk in downtown Yangon. Yangon, Myanmar.

How White Cane Day Makes A Difference

On an early Sunday morning, before the sun has even risen, Zaw Lin Htun walks down the middle of what is usually one of the busiest roads in downtown Yangon, the capital of Myanmar.

He strolls past a golden pagoda. He taps his white cane back and forth on the pavement, making sure to avoid the potholes, loose electrical wires and debris that fill the street and sidewalks.

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.

"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker says. "Many people walk through their lives in an underslept state, not realizing it."

Seafood processors like Ocean Beauty are some of the largest energy consumers in Kodiak, Alaska, which has generated more than 99 percent of its electricity from renewable sources since 2014. Here, the Ocean Beauty seafood plant.

After Hurricane Power Outages, Looking To Alaska's Microgrids For A Better Way

This archipelago in the Gulf of Alaska is home to one of the busiest commercial fishing ports in the country. Inside the Ocean Beauty seafood plant in Kodiak, where a maze of conveyer belts carry gutted salmon past workers in hairnets and gloves, manager James Turner ticks off everything that contributes to his monthly electricity bill: canning machines, pressure cookers, freezers lights.

"We use a lot of power here," he says.

Studies Skewed By Focus On Well-Off, Educated Brains

Brain imaging studies have a diversity problem.

That's what researchers concluded after they re-analyzed data from a large study that used MRI to measure brain development in children from 3 to 18.