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Business Store map: Outlets at Tejon open in 1 week (New) Store map: Outlets at Tejon open in 1 week
The Outlets at Tejon will be open in less than a week. The shopping center is holding a grand-opening event at 9 a.m. next Thursday, Aug. 7. Stores will be open at 10 a.m. that day.

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Business (New) Store map: Outlets at Tejon open in 1 week
The Outlets at Tejon will be open in less than a week. The shopping center is holding a grand-opening event at 9 a.m. next Thursday, Aug. 7. Stores will be open at 10 a.m. that day.
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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YouNews Walker Pass and the Milky Way Walker Pass and the Milky Way
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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Local & Regional (New) Union: California prison staff told to falsify suicide-watch records
California prison employees were pressured into falsifying suicide-watch records at the state's troubled new Stockton medical facility, endangering inmates and violating standards imposed in response to federal court orders, according to the union representing psychiatric technicians.

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National & World Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnel network (Photo Gallery)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign in the densely-populated territory.
National & World 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 A's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes (New) A's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes
The Oakland Athletics won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's trade deadline.
Sports 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.

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Technology Samsung earns $6.1 billion, shares plunge 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 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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Business Obama cracks down on labor breaches by contractors
In an election-year rebuttal to Republicans, President Barack Obama will sign an executive order Thursday requiring federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes.

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