The Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rates by the end of the year, despite pressure by some observers to delay the move because of volatility in foreign markets.
- President Obama announced he would order Mt. McKinley in Alaska to revert to its Eskimo name Denali, ahead of a trip he is planning to the state next month.
- Jeb Bush is now polling below Ben Carson in the Republican presidential contest. Scott Walker, meanwhile, says a a wall along the U.S. border with Canada is a "legitimate" idea.
- After a deputy was shot and killed in Houston, the Harris County sheriff blamed "anti-police rhetoric." Authorities already have a suspect, who has been charged with capital murder.
- At the MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West announced he'd be running for president in 2020.
- Neurologist Oliver Sacks died this weekend. So did Wes Craven, the horror filmmaker.
- The space probe New Horizons is headed for 2014 MU 69, a comet in the Kuiper Belt.
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