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Tuesday marks the 65th anniversary of the second of two massive, destructive earthquakes that hit Kern County in 1952. Last week we asked readers to share their memories of one or both days — July 21 and Aug. 22 — and we've been overwhelmed with responses.

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A Tehachapi man was rescued from the Kern River, in Keysville North, by Kern Valley Search and Rescue and Kern County Fire Department on Sunday morning, the Kern County Sheriff's Office said.

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One lesson I've learned from working with Donald Trump is that you have to pay attention to what he does, not what he says. The left and the media are accusing Trump of being racist and a Nazi-sympathizer because of his words in response to the horrid events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Of the many divides between urban and rural America -- political, cultural, sartorial -- the hardest to justify may be technological. Fast internet service is a necessity of modern life, yet it is far rarer for rural residents than for city dwellers. The government can help bridge this gap.

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We are seeing the sad effects of President Trump's renunciation of moral leadership on America politics and culture -- the waning of civility, idealism and respect, and the waxing of contempt, prejudice and racial division. But how is a similar moral abdication -- summarized as the doctrine …

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DETROIT — Justin Verlander approached this start like a postseason game, fully aware of how tough the Los Angeles Dodgers are to beat right now.

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BALTIMORE — The Los Angeles Angels have done a wonderful job of turning around a season that just two weeks ago seemed unsalvageable.

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This is the third of a three-part series on Cal State Bakersfield's athletic department as it approaches its 10th anniversary of competition in Division I. Part one was published Aug. 6 and part two last Sunday; both are available on Bakersfield.com.

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