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Bat Boy, 9, Dies After Being Struck In Baseball Game

By Bill Chappell on August 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: August 3, 2015 at 10:04 am

During his team’s game Saturday, Kaiser Carlile was hit in the head by a bat as he ran past the on-deck circle. The tragic accident has left a Kansas community in mourning.

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Greek Stocks Drop Sharply As Market Reopens For First Time Since June

By Bill Chappell on August 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: August 3, 2015 at 11:03 am

When it opened, the Athens Stock Exchange General Index plummeted from 797.52 down to a new 52-week low of 615 — a drop of nearly 23 percent.

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

By Eyder Peralta on August 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: August 2, 2015 at 5:03 pm

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.

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A Hitchhiking Robot’s Journey West Ends Early … In Philadelphia

By Eyder Peralta on August 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: August 3, 2015 at 10:04 am

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.

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President Obama To Unveil Tough Proposal Targeting Greenhouse Gases

By Eyder Peralta on August 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: August 2, 2015 at 11:03 am

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.

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More Debris Washes Up On Réunion Island

By Eyder Peralta on August 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: August 3, 2015 at 10:03 am

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.

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Jericho Isn’t Cecil’s Brother And Is Probably Still Alive, Lion Researcher Says

By Bill Chappell on August 1st, 2015 | Last updated: August 3, 2015 at 9:03 am

Citing “huge disgust and sadness,” a conservation group said the lion nicknamed Jericho had been killed Saturday. But a researcher in Zimbabwe says he doesn’t believe it.

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Wildfires In California Spur Emergency Declaration; 1 Firefighter Dead

By Bill Chappell on August 1st, 2015 | Last updated: August 1, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Nine of the largest fires cover areas of at least 1,000 acres each; a firefighter from Rapid City, S.D., was killed while battling one large blaze in Northern California.

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After Devastating Injury, Austrian Pole Vaulter Is Breathing On Her Own

By Bill Chappell on August 1st, 2015 | Last updated: August 1, 2015 at 2:04 pm

Doctors say the fall has left Kira Grunberg, 21, a paraplegic — a development that shocked the sports world in Europe and brought offers of emotional and financial support.

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Sailing Federation Will Test Waters For Viruses In Brazil’s Olympics Venues

By Bill Chappell on August 1st, 2015 | Last updated: August 1, 2015 at 2:04 pm

The International Sailing Federation says the move is prompted by concerns over athletes’ health and safety, after reports of raw sewage and trash in the water around Rio.

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