News from the Field

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11 CA Parks Saved from Closure

Eleven California state parks that were slated to close this summer will remain open for at least a year, California parks officials announced Tuesday. Deals to keep open at least 35 more parks are... Read More

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Marathon Champion Khannouchi Retires

Khalid Khannouchi, a Moroccan-born runner who emigrated to the United States and established U.S. and world records in the marathon, announced his retirement on Tuesday. Khannouchi set his first... Read More

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Shorts Allowed for Beach Volleyball

Female beach volleyball players can wear more conservative clothing, including long-sleeved shirts and shorts, at the 2012 Olympic Games, the International Volleyball Federation said on Tuesday.... Read More

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Brazil Investigates Killing of Activists

Brazilian authorities are investigating a shooting on Saturday near a landless workers camp in Minas Gerais state that killed three rural activists. The victims were leaders of the Landless... Read More

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Americans, Slovenians Take Piolets d'Or

A trio of Americans who summited the world's second-highest unclimbed mountain and a pair of Slovenians who pioneered a new route on a Pakistani peak took home the 2012 Piolets d'Or this weekend.... Read More