Talking Points: Aug. 29

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How many people have died from the virus at Yosemite?

Two people who were staying in the Signature Tent Cabins in Yosemite National Park have died, while two others infected in June are expected to survive. The park warned 1,700 people who stayed in the tent cabins this summer that they may have been exposed to hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, an illness spread by rodent feces, urine and saliva. Almost 200 people die each year in the parks, although about 300 million visit. Just last week, a grizzly mauled a man to death in Alaska's Denali National Park. Last month, two people died when their personal watercraft collided in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Utah. And an 18-year-old fell to her death on her first day at work at Yellowstone in June.

Is the 'drum major' quote still on the MLK Memorial?

Yes, it is. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial opened one year ago, and the National Park Service and the group behind the monument are still working to remove the much-criticized inscription, a paraphrase that reads, "I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness." The memorial's original sculptor and stone carver will come to D.C. in the fall to change the wording to the full quote, Harry Johnson, president of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Foundation told the Associated Press.

Has Britain's royal family complained about the publication of the nude Prince Harry photos?

Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the royal family have not filed a complaint with Britain's Press Complaints Commission over the Sun's decision to publish the photos, but 3,600 others have. The tabloid was the only national newspaper to carry the nude pictures of Harry in his Las Vegas hotel room, which first appeared on TMZ and quickly spread online. The royals said the photos were a breach of Harry's privacy but did not file a complaint.

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