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  • British Olympians slam 'spineless IOC' over Russia

    Four-time Olympic rowing champion Matthew Pinsent led a cacophony of British condemnation of the International Olympic Committee's decision not to ban the whole Russian team from next month's Rio Olympics. There would have been little place for the IOC or its president Thomas Bach to hide with the…

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  • Sport divided as Russia escapes blanket Olympics doping ban

    The International Olympic Committee's decision not to ban Russia from the Rio Games over state-run doping left international sports leaders divided on Monday, less than two weeks before the opening ceremony. Seeking to justify Sunday's decision, IOC president Thomas Bach said an outright ban would…

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  • IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians from Rio

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Rejecting calls by anti-doping officials for a complete ban on Russia, Olympic leaders on Sunday gave individual sports federations the task of deciding which athletes should be cleared to compete in next month's Rio de Janeiro Games.

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  • Behavior changes offer clues that dementia could be brewing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behavior or personality might be an early clue.

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  • Sleep under the stars at this open-air hotel room in the Swiss Alps

    Located in the Swiss alps of Graubunden, Null Stern Hotel's open-air room forgoes typical hotel amenities like a bathroom for a chance to sleep completely outside. To top it off, the hotel offers butler service and breakfast.

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  • The Latest: IOC VP: ruling was 'justice for clean athletes'

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest from the IOC meeting on Russia's participation at the Rio Games (all times local):

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  • Radcliffe, Hoy blast IOC's 'passing the buck'

    Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe described the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) refusal to ban Russia from the Olympics as a "sad day for clean sport" while cycling gold medallist Chris Hoy said officials had "passed the buck". Individual sports federations will now have primary…

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  • IOC under fire as Russia escapes blanket doping ban

    The International Olympic Committee on Sunday decided against hitting Russia with a blanket ban from the Rio Games over state-run doping, sparking an immediate backlash from groups that had demanded bold action against cheating. IOC president Thomas Bach said the body shied away from a historic…

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  • Analysis: Russia stays, and clean athletes scratch heads

    If this turns out to be Thomas Bach's defining moment, here's what the leader of the International Olympic Committee will be remembered for: keeping Russia as part of the club, but losing the trust of thousands of athletes who thought that, maybe this year, they'd get the answers they've been…

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  • Javelin thrower Abdelrahman could miss Rio for doping

    World javelin silver medallist Ihab Abdelrahman could miss next month's Rio Olympics, after Egypt's anti-doping organisation said Sunday they were temporarily suspending him after a positive test. The suspension and Olympics ban will be fully confirmed if a second sample, which will be tested…

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  • Tennis - Shoulder injury forces Serena out of Montreal

    - Serena Williams will miss next week's WTA event in Montreal after the world number one withdrew with a shoulder injury, tournament organisers announced. Williams, a three-time winner of the event that rotates between Montreal and Toronto each year, equalled Steffi Graf's Open era record of 22…

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  • Venezuela first lady's nephews admitted drug smuggling: US

    Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady admitted being part of a cocaine smuggling scheme in a US sting operation before their arrest last year, according to recently filed court documents. Details of the alleged confessions by Efrain Antonio Campo Flores and Francisco Flores de Freita were…

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  • Nigeria hails major step towards polio-free Africa

    Nigeria on Sunday celebrated two years without a new case of polio, in a major stride towards Africa being declared free of the devastating disease. If no new case is reported by July 2017, Nigeria will be certified free of the virus, which mainly affects children under five and can leave its…

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  • Your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Could Cost a Fortune if You Do This

    Expect to open your wallet wide if you make these Part D mistakes.

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  • Russia will not be fully banned from the summer Olympics

    The International Olympic Committee has upheld a partial ban on the Russian Olympic team’s participation in the 2016 Summer Olympics after a widespread state sanctioned doping scandal was confirmed by the World Anti-Doping Agency, but will not stop the entire country from participating. The ban…

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  • Delta Air Lines Wins the Tokyo Haneda Airport Sweepstakes

    Federal regulators want to give Delta Air Lines two of the five available slots to serve Tokyo's Haneda Airport during the daytime.

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  • Marijuana Has the IRS Seeing a Different Type of Green

    Being a cash-driven industry, cannabis is attracting the unwelcome attention of the Internal Revenue Service.

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  • Rio-bound Indian wrestler Yadav fails doping test

    Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav has failed a drugs test, the country's anti-doping agency said Sunday, raising doubts about his inclusion in the Olympic squad less than two weeks before the Rio Games begin. "Narsingh was personally present when his B sample was opened," National Anti-Doping Agency…

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    Get smart about your Medicare coverage by being prepared.

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  • IOC faces historic call on Russia Rio ban

    The International Olympic Committee held showdown talks Sunday on whether to ban Russia from the Rio Games over state-run doping, an unprecedented decision that could spark the Olympic movement's worst crisis in decades. An independent report from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said Russia's…

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