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Childish Gambino's "This Is America" and The Carters' "APES***" were the most talked-about videos of the last year, at least if the metric you use involves thinkpieces and social-media chatter. But by the time Madonna announced the video of the year winner on Monday night's MTV Video Music Awards, the two had been largely relegated to afterthoughts.

Regina King on the challenges of moving behind the camera

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Actor-director Regina King is no stranger to the Academy Awards. And she's up for best lead actress in a limited series at the Emmys on Sept. 17, her fourth consecutive Emmy nomination (she's won two). Known for her roles in "Southland" and the FX anthology "American Crime Story," King's most recent nomination comes not from network television, but from Netflix, where she stars in Veena Sud's drama "Seven Seconds" as Latrice Butler, a woman whose son is struck by a white police officer in a hit-and-run.

Congratulations are in order for the Eagles. The American rock band's first compilation album, Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975, has just surpassed Michael Jackson's Thriller as the best-selling album of all time. The comp, which collects nine singles and "Desperado," is now 38-times platinum as certified by the Recording Industry Association of America — meaning it has sold a total of 38,000,000 albums worldwide and bested Thriller's 33-times platinum certification.

If you're the global trade policy type, this is the week for you. This morning, the U.S. Trade Representative opened six days of public hearings into President Donald Trump's proposal to tax another $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. These hearings, required by Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, are to let companies and trade groups affected by those tariffs weigh in. Here’s an indicator for you: Originally, there were only supposed to be three days of hearings.

The entirety of Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, is suffering from a crippling drought that is the most severe in recent memory.

The tough conditions are drying up huge swathes of land, leaving farmers struggling to feed their livestock and water their crops. It's also exacerbating bushfires in the state.

What is a stock’s target price?

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Say you’re an investor. You’re trying to figure out whether to buy or sell a certain stock. One data point that can help is the stock's target price, a number that is predicted by a stock analyst based on a few factors.

“This is where I think the stock is going to be, say by the end of the quarter, based on everything I know now, everything I see ahead,” explained Karen Petrou, managing partner at Federal Financial Analytics.

If an analyst thinks a stock will hit $100, but right now it’s sitting at $50, that might be a cue to buy.

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Forty-five years ago, Richard Nixon asked this question on a White House phone call.

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RICHARD NIXON: What does Dean think about it?

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President Trump praised federal agents protecting the nation's borders and enforcing immigration laws, calling them "great patriots" and telling them, "We love you, we support you, we will always have your back."

President Trump is taking aim at Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, saying he is unhappy over the central bank's decision to raise interest rates.

"I'm not thrilled with his raising of interest rates, no. I'm not thrilled," Trump told Reuters in an interview.

In central Athens, the sun-drenched streets are filled with tourists clutching at shopping bags and locals crowding cafes. It’s a far cry from the turmoil that has rocked this country over the past eight years.

At long last, things seem to be looking up here. On Monday, after eight years of emergency loans, Greece exited the international bailout program that prevented it from going bankrupt.

An Apple store in Amsterdam was evacuated and temporarily closed on Sunday in what local news reports described as the explosion of an iPad battery.

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