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49ers’ Kaepernick explains sitting out anthem in players-only meeting

The 49ers held a players-only meeting before practice in which the quarterback was asked to explain his views. Some said they weren’t aware that Kaepernick had been sitting during the singing of the anthem in the first three preseason games because he was behind them on the bench.

Politics & Government

Maine state senator: Censure may be in order for governor

Last week, after stating that 90 percent of suspects in drug busts are black or Hispanic, Maine Gov. Paul LePage left a profane voice mail for a Democratic state representative, challenging him to prove that he is a racist. On Sunday, Republican Amy Volk posted a message to her Facebook followers, which was quoted in full by a Portland newspaper, stating she had “deep concerns” about the governor’s recent behavior.

National

Scientists emerge after a year of life ‘on Mars’

A six-member team of scientists lived in a dome on top of Mauna Loa for a year, which might sound good until you consider that they could only leave their dome while wearing spacesuits because they were simulating a mission to Mars. They have concluded that a manned Mars mission is feasible, at least from a “technological and psychological” perspective. But they can’t wait to swim and eat fresh food.

World

Lifelong friends learn they were switched at birth

The Canadian government is calling in an outside investigator after two men from an indigenous community were found to have been sent home with each others’ biological parents at birth in 1975. The government believes it’s not the first time it happened at that hospital; the first case is also from 1975.

National

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

At least four people were killed and more than 170 pagodas were damaged in the ancient city of Bagan in Myanmar after a magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck the area last week. Bagan is one of Myanmar's top tourist attractions, drawing visitors who can view a panorama of temples stretching to the horizon flanked by the Irrawaddy River. The city has more than 2,200 structures constructed in the 10th to 14th centuries, including pagodas and temples. Many are in disrepair, while others have been restored in recent years, aided by the U.N. cultural agency UNESCO.

 

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Area churches take part in 'Solidarity' rally in Rock Hill amphitheater

Tens of people representing several churches came out Saturday afternoon to celebrate solidarity and promote racial unity. Singers, speakers and community leaders joined together in worship in downtown Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Area churches take part in 'Solidarity' rally in Rock Hill amphitheater 0:56

Area churches take part in 'Solidarity' rally in Rock Hill amphitheater

'Voice' contestant from Rock Hill Teresa Guidry sings National Anthem 1:52

'Voice' contestant from Rock Hill Teresa Guidry sings National Anthem

York County residents, business owner donate to victims of floods in Louisiana 0:46

York County residents, business owner donate to victims of floods in Louisiana

Rock Hill play about Sept 11 to benefit local fire departments 2:42

Rock Hill play about Sept 11 to benefit local fire departments