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Review Of Leaked Test Results Shows Doping Is Widespread In Track And Field

Aug. 2
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The reports are based on the results of more than 12,000 blood tests from 5,000 athletes. Experts said analysis shows the sport's governing body has failed to take sufficient action against dopers.

A Hitchhiking Robot's Journey West Ends Early... In Philadelphia

Aug. 2
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The hitchBOT, as its creators named it, had already successfully traversed Canada and Germany. This summer, relying on the kindness of strangers, it wanted to travel from Massachusetts to California.

Mexican Photojournalist Found Dead In Country's Capital

Aug. 2
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After facing threats, Rubén Espinosa fled to Mexico City seeking refuge. He was found dead along with four other people at an apartment in the capital, which had in the past been seen as a safe-haven.

President Obama To Unveil Tough Proposal Targeting Greenhouse Gases

Aug. 2
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In the final proposal, Obama will unveil measures that are tougher than those in the 2014 draft proposal. The rules seek to curb carbon emissions from power plants by 32 percent by 2030.

25 Years In Iraq, With No End In Sight

Aug. 2
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Iraq invaded Kuwait on Aug. 2, 1990. The U.S. reversed Saddam Hussein's aggression, but it was just the start of the U.S. military role in Iraq that's spanned four presidents and a panoply of goals.

More Plane Debris Washes Up On Réunion Island

Aug. 2
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Authorities said one of the parts found earlier belonged to a Boeing 777, the same kind of plane as the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Mormons Face A Painful Loss If The Church Severs Boy Scout Ties

Aug. 2
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Scouting has been the official program for Mormon boys for more than 100 years, but that may change after a vote allowing openly gay leaders. A Brigham Young professor says a split would be wrenching.

Rivers Run Through This Exhibit Of Colombia Art

Aug. 2
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'Waterweavers' shows how rivers, fibers and recycled plastic bottles are all part of the culture of the country.

Counterfeit Duck Confit: All Of The Flavor, Without The Labor

Aug. 2
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A classic French dish, confit de canard was originally a way to preserve meat, and traditional recipes can require dozens of steps to prepare. David Lebovitz's fake take cuts the steps down to five.

Texas Attorney General Indicted On Felony Charges, 'New York Times' Reports

Aug. 1
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State attorney General Ken Paxton was indicted on three counts of securities fraud, according to the Times, and is expected to turn himself in to authorities on Monday.

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