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Joseph Ochieng, 18, gets circumcised at the Siaya General Hospital in western Kenya. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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An AIDS-Ravaged Nation Turns To Circumcision

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Ethiopian novelist Maaza Mengiste reads from her latest novel on the second night of this year's Calabash festival. Mengiste says the audience at Calabash is one of a kind. Hugh Wright/ hide caption

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Jamaica Does Literary Fest With A Caribbean Twist

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Feng Jianmei and her husband could not pay $6,000 in fines for violating China's one-child policy. In June, when she was seven months pregnant, local officials abducted her and forced her to have an abortion, her family says. The case has provoked widespread outrage. Quirky China News/Rex Features hide caption

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After A Forced Abortion, A Roaring Debate In China

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Trying to keep cool in Chicago: On Wednesday, 7-year-old Keshyra Pitts played in the spray from a fire hydrant. Jose M. Osorio /MCT /Landov hide caption

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Heat Waves, Power Outages, Wildfires: The Misery Continues

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Holley Mangold successfully completes the 145 kilogram "clean and jerk" lift at the trials for the U.S. Olympic women's weightlifting team in March. Mangold came to weightlifting after trying her hand at several other sports. Jamie Sabau/Getty Images hide caption

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At Last, Superheavyweight Finds Her Olympic Niche

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Oops. A "premature ignition" in San Diego sent an entire fireworks show off at once. YouTube.com hide caption

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KABOOM! San Diego's Entire Fireworks Show Ignites At Once

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