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Our night sky can be very dramatic here in Kern County under the right conditions. Here is one of those such nights where all the elements aligned.

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National & World Investigators finally reach Ukraine jet crash site (New) Investigators finally reach Ukraine jet crash site
As fighting continued to rage in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday managed to reach the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time since it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago.

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Sports AAU tournament controversy sparks debate AAU tournament controversy sparks debate (Video)
The Bakersfield based AAU basketball team Footwork Elite was disqualified for having an ineligible player in one of the biggest college showcase tournaments in the country.
Sports ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse
ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack.
Sports Schaub settles in as Raiders starting QB
The anointed starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders is strengthening his hold on the position this training camp instead of losing it.

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Home Fallen Marine's flag returned after nine years Fallen Marine's flag returned after nine years (Video)
When Lance Corporal Fred Maciel died in 2005 in Iraq, his fellow marines signed a flag that was supposed to be given to his family, but somehow it got lost. However, thanks to a Texas couple more than nine years later the flag finally made it home. Tim Wetzel has more.

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Technology Samsung earns $6.1 billion, shares plunge (New) Samsung earns $6.1 billion, shares plunge
Samsung earned $6.1 billion last quarter but investors were dissatisfied, sending its share price down 4 percent. The panoply of numbers in its earnings report for the April-June quarter show why.
Business U.S. stocks slump as earnings disappoint (New) U.S. stocks slump as earnings disappoint
U.S. stocks slumped Thursday as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings reports and assessed the implications of the approaching end to economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve.

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Technology Review: 3Doodler is fun but quirky '3-D pen'
- 3-D printing is all the rage. You can hit a button on your computer, which sends a file to a printer, which produces a small 3-D object out of plastic. It's a cool technology, but it's not exactly a hands-on way to make things.
Technology Twitter's 2nd quarter results soar, stock flies high
The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.

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Entertainment Jury awards Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in defamation case
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the Navy SEALs.

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Business As U.S. job market strengthens, many don't feel it
The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. Yet for Douglas Hunter and millions like him, happy days aren't quite here again.

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