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Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth

Athletes competing in next year’s Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games. Water quality in the Olympic and Paralympic venues revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria.

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California firefighters hold blaze that jumped line

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Cloaked death of Taliban leader raises questions

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At Tiger’s tourney, questions abound

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When to take advantage of zero-percent financing

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Pentagon awards multibillion dollar health record contract to Leidos

The Pentagon capped off a more than two-year acquisition process for a new electronic health record, awarding a $4.3 billion contract.

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