Two members of the U.S. Army lead the pack in the 5,000 meters at the U.S. Olympic Trials earlier this month in Eugene, Ore. Shadrack Kipchirchir (right), did not make the team in the 5,000, but did qualify in the 10,000. Paul Chelimo (second from right), qualifed in the 5,000. Tom Banse/Northwest News Network hide caption

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The Torch

Fast-Track Program: Kenyan Runners Join U.S. Army — And Olympic Team

Northwest News Network

A U.S. Army program allows elite athletes to join the military and train in their sport. Four Kenyan distance runners in the U.S. military quickly became citizens and will represent America in Rio.

Larry Smart, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, uses a fogger to spray pesticide to kill mosquitoes in an effort to stop a possible Zika outbreak in Miami. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Miami Steps Up Mosquito Control Efforts After Suspected Zika Cases

Health officials think two people in Miami may have contracted the virus from local mosquitoes. So they're spraying pesticide to help stop the virus from spreading into Florida's mosquito population.

Miami Steps Up Mosquito Control Efforts After Suspected Zika Cases

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Born This Way is produced by Jonathan Murray, the co-creator of MTV's Real World. Above, cast members Cristina Sanz (left), Rachel Osterbach, Steven Clark and Sean McElwee (top). Adam Taylor/A&E hide caption

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Shots - Health News

A Cast With Down Syndrome Brings Fresh Reality To Reality TV

With the Emmy-nominated Born this Way poised to begin its second season July 26, the cast, co-creator and fans explain why the show has become such a hit.

A Cast With Down Syndrome Brings Fresh Reality To Reality TV

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Kidlington is home to a number of 17th century cottages near its medieval church. This is the most historic part of the village, but it's not where the tourists went. Instead, tour buses dropped them off in a residential area built in the 1960s and 1970s. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Why Did Busloads Of Asian Tourists Suddenly Arrive In This English Village?

Residents of Kidlington awoke one morning to find hundreds of foreign tourists snapping photos on their front lawns. For six weeks, the visitors continued to come by the busload. Then they vanished.

A car drives by a Switch data center in Las Vegas on Sept. 9, 2015. In 2013, data centers consumed 2 percent of all U.S. power — triple what they used in 2000. John Locher/AP hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

Wyoming Public Radio

Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power.

Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

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Leslie Jones poses backstage during the Sony Pictures Entertainment presentation at CinemaCon 2016, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, at Caesars Palace on April 12, 2016, in Las Vegas. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP hide caption

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Code Switch

Turns Out, Fighting Fat Shaming And Racist Trolls Is Also A Ghostbuster's Job

Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones quit Twitter this week after getting her fill of racist and sexist trolls. But, as the saying goes, every goodbye is not gone.

Runners compete in the marathon at the 2012 Paralympics in London. The International Paralympic Committee said Friday it is investigating reports of widespraed doping among Russia's disabled athletes and is considering banning the entire Russian team from the Paralympics in Brazil in September. Emilio Morenatti/AP hide caption

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The Torch

Now Russia's Paralympic Athletes May Be Banned Amid Signs Of Doping

The Paralympic Committee said it's investigating 35 "disappearing positive samples" among Russian athletes with disabilities. The committee plans to announce by Aug. 1 whether it will ban Russia.

(Left) Pro-Donald Trump buttons for sale on the street in Cleveland. (Center) A large screen truck with a photo of President Ronald Reagan can be seen through a crowd as it is stopped at a light. (Right) Supporters listen to speakers at a pro-Trump rally on Tuesday. Gabriella Demczuk for NPR hide caption

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Politics

True Believers, Protesters And Trump: Scenes From Cleveland

Calls to "Make America Great Again" rang through the Republican National Convention while anti-Donald Trump protesters tried to challenge the rhetoric. This is what it looked like.