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Usain Bolt Is Knocked Over By Segway-Riding Cameraman After Winning Gold

The incident happened at the World Athletic Championships, where a highly anticipated match-up had pitted Bolt against America's Justin Gatlin.

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Goats and Soda

Just Out Of Jail, Ethiopian Leader Brings A Sharp Message To Obama

Bekele Gerba spent four years in prison on trumped up terrorism charges. The 54-year-old foreign language professor says the Obama administration shouldn't show solidarity with Ethiopia's repressive government.

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A test last November of the intermediate range ballistic missile Shaheen 1A (Hatf IV) being launched from an undisclosed location in Pakistan in a photo supplied by the Pakistani military. The missile is said to be capable of carrying nuclear warheads. [E]yisilanbao/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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Report: In A Decade (Or Sooner), Pakistan Could Be No. 3 Nuclear Power

Two think tanks estimate that Islamabad could have 350 warheads in the next several years as it outpaces rival India and several other nations in production.

James Yates (left) and William Smith Jr. walk to the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., on Aug. 13 hoping to get a marriage license. They were turned away for a third time Thursday morning. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Kentucky Clerk's Office Continues To Refuse Marriage Licenses

A same-sex couple was denied a license Thursday morning, even after a federal appeals court denied Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' bid to refuse to issue marriage licenses for religious reasons.

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It's All Politics

Exactly What Kind Of Socialist Is Bernie Sanders?

Socialists are a rare breed of political animal in this country. And even though more Americans say they'd vote for a Muslim or an atheist for president, the Vermont senator is not running from the term.

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Despite The Drought, California Farms See Record Sales In 2014

While the drought has put a strain on California agriculture, its farms actually set a record for total sales — $54 billion — in 2014. How? By pumping more water from their wells.

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First Listen

Preview The New Album From Cécile McLorin Salvant, 'For One To Love'

Salvant explores the quaint art of jazz singing, but with her own aesthetic idiosyncrasies intact. Her toolbox contains anywhere from a rich, husky voice to one that tiptoes theatrically, girlishly.

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Virginia Television Station Holds Moment Of Silence To Honor Slain Journalists

The station paused at 6:45 a.m. to remember reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, who were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday.

Dr. Bill Mahon says a gorgeous coast and the chance to practice a more personal style of community medicine lured him to remote Fort Bragg, Calif., 35 years ago. Farida Jhabvala Romero/KQED hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Help Wanted: Last Pediatrician On Mendocino Coast Retires

For 35 years, Dr. Bill Mahon has tended newborns and broken bones, given kids checkups and spinal taps. But luring new doctors with big debt and urban dreams to the redwoods is harder than it sounds.

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Close Listening: Decoding Nature Through Sound

The Key To Insect Communication: Good Vibrations

For some insects, sound waves or vibrations are the real social media — high-speed rumbles sent through the air and along leaf stems to help the bugs claim territory, send warnings and find mates.

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Book News & Features

The Girl Who Outlived Her Creator: Salander Returns In 'Spider's Web'

The fourth book in Stieg Larsson's bestselling Millennium series comes out internationally today — but Larsson died in 2004, so his father and brother hired a new writer to continue the series.

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Parallels - World News

Who's Tormenting The Queen's Swans?

Wild swans — which all belong by law to the queen — are among Britain's most cherished birds. But there's been an uptick in incidents of neglect and cruelty. Some swans are even being eaten.

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Philly Preps Blessed Beer And Edible Swag To Greet Pope Francis

Enterprising businesses will mark the pope's visit to Philadelphia next month with irreverent tchotchkes — including beers brewed with holy water and toasters that etch the pontiff's face on bread.

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