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Jackpot: Amateur prospector finds huge gold nugget in California

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California man finds 18-ounce gold nugget
Daniel UriaFRESNO, Calif., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A California man struck gold, pulling a large 18-ounce gold nugget out of a local creek.
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Grapevine: ‘Live Another Day’ goes behind auto bailout
Mary J. Blige and Maxwell tour to stop at The Palace, Swift ends latest relationship after 3 months and more celeb news        
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Mom defends football player after arrest

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NYC nightspot Goldbar celebrates 10th anniversary
Everything that glitters is going positive for Goldbar as the celebrated New York City nightspot marked its 10th anniversary last week, Julie Earle-Levine reports. The Nolita club, with 12-foot vaulted ceilings adorned with gold leaf and crystal chandeliers, held a black-tie soiree, with Dom Perignon free-flowing to celebrity guests including Kelly Bensimon, Nas and “Dancing...
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Division 4 track: Take 2: Norton’s Brooke-Lynn Williams repeats in 55 dash on same night
Norton’s Brooke-Lynn Williams raced away from a stacked 55-meter dash field to easily defend her title in last night’s Division 4 track championships.Then, the first lady of Massachusetts track came back and did it all over again when a timing snafu in the event negated the original results and forced meet officials to rerun the heats and final later in the competition.
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For a third time, Kate Upton makes splash on cover of Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition
Kate Upton is once again gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue, becoming only the fourth woman to do so three times.
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Kate Upton three-peats as SI's swimsuit queen
NEW YORK (AP) - She's once, twice, three times a Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover lady. Kate Upton is once again gracing the cover of the annual issue, becoming only the fourth woman to do so three times. This year, she's making the splash with three different covers. Other women who ...
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Lindsey Vonn takes third as Ilka Stuhec wins world downhill title
There is a new downhill queen of the ski slopes. For now.  Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia is the new world champion in downhill while Lindsey Vonn took bronze trying to regain her title in another season disrupted by injuries as she targets the 2018 Olympics.  Stuhec confirmed her status as pre-race favorite,...
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Federer enjoys his 1st day at the races as Vonn, Feuz excel
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — Roger Federer picked a good day for a front-row seat to his first ski races.Switzerland's most famous resident came to St. Moritz on Sunday for a world championships double-header in marquee downhill races, featuring his friend Lindsey Vonn and home favorite Beat Feuz.Vonn took a bronze medal she thought worth its weight in gold after an injury-hit year. Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia capped her breakout season to win and set up a duel for the 2018 Olympic downhill title.
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Fourcade, Dahlmeier defend biathlon world titles in pursuit
HOCHFILZEN, Austria — Martin Fourcade won the men's pursuit world title for the fourth time on Sunday, hours after Laura Dahlmeier also defended her title in the women's race.Carrying the French flag while finishing, Fourcade dominated the 12.5-kilometer race to win his 11th career gold medal.The five-time overall World Cup champion finished in 30 minutes, 16.9 seconds to beat Norwegians Johannes Thingnes Boe and Ole Einar Bjoerndalen by 20.8 and 25.6 seconds, respectively.
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The steepest drop in skiing
They call it "free fall."
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House hunting? Inside the $250 million mansion that's up for sale
It begins on the famed Sunset Boulevard, the iconic vein that travels 22 miles across the Los Angeles basin.
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Two-time Olympic champ Claressa Shields to make history as headliner on Showtime
Two-time Olympic champion will become the first professional female boxer to headline a show on a premium network.         
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Colombia’s “blood gold” turns up in everything from smartphones to cars
Enter the international gold refiners, armed with certificates of good business practices, who buy the gold and in turn, sell to U.S. corporations large and small.
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Winners of the 'Oscars of watches'
The winners of this year's "Oscars of watchmaking" are having their final hurrah at Dubai Watch Week.
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How Romanian people power took on mining and corruption
One doesn't usually think of the southeast corner of Europe as a hotbed of citizen dissent and mobilization. Yet people power in the region has been on the rise in recent years, producing some impressive outcomes. This has been most notable in Romania, where grassroots action has challenged corrupt...
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Allison Schmitt: Depression fight led to more pool wins
Swimmer spent year talking of struggles and championed mental-health advocacy before adding to Olympic medal count        
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Claressa Shields: Bigger punch with 2nd gold medal
Flint native found becoming the first U.S. boxer to win back-to-back Olympic golds brought her a larger audience        
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Shields eager to make her professional boxing debut
Claressa Shields will fight on the undercard of the Andre Ward-Sergey Kovalev light heavyweight title fight.        
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Ferndale distillery touts 'World's Best Vodka'
Valentine Distilling Co. of Ferndale airs vodka commercial with Michigan cast, crew filmed in Royal Oak        
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Bangladesh Bank postpones awards ceremony after medals found with inferior quality gold
Bangladesh Bank has postponed a ceremony to distribute gold medals to its best-performing officials after it found that gold used in the medals is inferior in quality.
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Athlete hauls exhausted brother over finish line
Double Olympic champion Alistair Bownlee had to help his exhuasted younger brother, Jonny, over the finish line in the Triathlon World Series.
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Ledecky earned $355,000 in medal bonuses
U.S. swimming star will still retain NCAA eligibility to swim at Stanford after four golds.         
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Paralympics day 2: Irish star emulates Bolt
After an explosive first day of Paralympic action, day two had a lot to live up to -- and it didn't disappoint.
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Sandi Morris joins exclusive 5-meter club at Van Damme
BRUSSELS — It is the way the bar trembles.One moment, it falls and robs you of an Olympic gold medal.On Friday, it stayed up and Sandi Morris joined the very exclusive 5-meter pole vaulting club.In the highlight of the Van Damme Memorial meeting, it came to the last woman standing, and the bar at a height only Russian great Yelena Isinbayeva and American Jenny Suhr had reached.
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Grapevine: Highland Park woman to appear on ‘Ellen’
Mama Shu of the Avalon Village will make an appearance on Wednesday’s ‘Ellen’ show, plus more entertainment news        
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Katie Ledecky earned $355,000 in medal bonuses
U.S. swimming star will still retain NCAA eligibility to swim at Stanford after four golds.         
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