The National Security Agency says its massive new data center near Salt Lake City will enhance the agency's ability to analyze the email, text message, cellphone and landline metadata it collects.
Firefighters stand watch near the perimeter of the Elk Complex fire near the small mountain community of Pine, Idaho, on Aug. 12. The lightning-caused fire is one of many burning through states in the Western U.S.
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Happier Times: Badminton players Issara Bodin, right, and Jongjit Maneepong of Thailand celebrate after defeating Korean badminton players Ko Sung Hyun and Yoo Yeon Seong at the Yonex-Sunrise India Open 2012 in New Delhi on in April of 2012.
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Former cosmonaut Alexey Leonov, left, the first man to perform a spacewalk, passed an Olympic torch to Mikhail Tyurin, who will lead the mission to the International Space Station in November.
American short track speedskater Simon Cho (center) admitted last October that he sabotaged the skate blade of Canadian athlete Olivier Jean (left). The two are pictured here in 2011, at a different event.
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