Morning Must Reads: August 20


Nobody Wins in Ferguson

Virtually no one connected to the tumult in the St. Louis suburb — whether by proximity, profession or ideology; by happenstance or choice — has escaped the nightly clashes without suffering in ways big or small, writes TIME’s Alex Altman

Exercise Boosts Kids’ Brain Power

A new study finds, for the first time, that children who are more fit have more white matter in their brains — a key factor for attention and memory

Video Claims Journalist Execution

A video posted online Tuesday purportedly shows an Islamist extremist beheading American journalist James Foley, who was kidnapped in Syria in 2012

Patient Tested for Ebola at California Hospital

Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center has not divulged personal details about the patient or whether they had recently been in West Africa, the virus’ epicenter

Mark Wahlberg May Star in BP Oil Spill Movie

The actor is in…

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