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I’m not really sure where my week went. When you’re in school or working a regular work week, Friday seems great because it signifies the coming of the weekend. When everything in your schedule is fluid, the days all blur together. All I remember is one huge Law & Order: SVU marathon after another, a last-ditch attempt to be as lazy as possible during my last few days of living with no responsibilities (and to use my Netflix as much as possible before the free trial is up).

But alas, it is indeed Friday, so without further ado:

Another gunman took innocent lives this past week at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. But his name will not be mentioned. Instead, here we honor the lives lost: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57488398/the-sikh-temple-shooting-victims/

Honor is also the center of the “Besa: The Promise,” which explores a seldom talked about part of European and Holocaust history, that of the reason why Muslim Albanians risked everything to save Jews. http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/03/documentary-seeks-to-explain-why-albanians-saved-jews-in-holocaust/?hpt=hp_c2

From tragedy to triumph: how Liu Xiang’s fall in the 110m hurdles became one of the most inspirational moments of the London Games. http://www.buzzfeed.com/jpmoore/hurdler-falls-clutching-his-achilles-refuses-to-q

Check out how athletes have progressed over time: three fantastic infographics (and infographic videos) from the NYTimes on swimmers, runners, and long jumpers. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/08/01/sports/olympics/racing-against-history.htmlhttp://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/08/05/sports/olympics/the-100-meter-dash-one-race-every-medalist-ever.html?hp, and http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/08/04/sports/olympics/bob-beamons-long-olympic-shadow.html

And the last Olympics story of the week: FOX Sport’s geography fail. No medals awarded for mixing up Iran and Iraq in its Olympics headlines: http://gawker.com/5932167/fox-sports-cant-tell-the-difference-between-iraq-and-iran?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_twitter&utm_source=gawker_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

Something else that’s shameful? How our presidential campaigns run themselves. Regardless of whether you agree with everything this columnists writes, he’s got a point in saying that campaigns are run with “the sensibilities and IQ of a typical middle school student council election” and “the values of an episode of ‘Real Housewives.'” http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/08/opinion/rothkopf-campaign-tactics/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

Another topic to debate: child labor in agriculture. Thousands of children, some as young as eight, are working 10 hours a day out in the fields picking our fruits and vegetables. American-born children. And in most cases, it’s completely legal.   http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Children-in-the-Field-Picking-Our-Food-164796976.html

And always to end a lighter note, 19 fun food tips from BuzzFeed. Looks like that old CD spindle from the job search will have some use now. http://www.buzzfeed.com/samir/food-tips-that-you-need-to-know

Plus: some candy-store robbing tips from a bear: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/08/08/careful-black-bear-raids-colorado-candy-store-with-no-damage/

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