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BOGOTA, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A massive search was being conducted Monday for eight tourists who were kidnapped Friday by rebels in northern Colombia.

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BOGOTA, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Eight tourists hiking through Colombia's Sierra Nevada mountains have been kidnapped by a notorious guerrilla group, the BBC reported Sunday.

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San Jose State hoops player found dead

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 31 (UPI) -- James Jenkins, a freshman forward on the San Jose State men's basketball team, was found dead Thursday at the bottom of Rush Creek Falls, according to a report
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Sierra Nevada
Jenny Lind, California: Former President Ford Gerald Ford’s son Jack grins as he rests in front of the rolled up hot air balloon which he crewed in an attempt to cross California’s Sierra Nevada range. The flight was made to publicize the new magazine “Outside.” It started in Oakdale in the Sierra foothills, and ended here, on 9/3/1977 in Calaveras County, 25 miles away. (UPI Photo/Files)

Sierra Nevada is a Spanish phrase meaning "snow-covered mountain range" (sierra is one of the Spanish words for "mountain range").

It may refer to any of the following:

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