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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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Details about the lion hunt that caused outrage across globe

The dentist condemned for killing a lion in Zimbabwe rare talked about his hunting with his patients because it's a a “divisive and emotionally charged topic.”

Taliban confirm leader’s death, choose Mullah Omar successor

Two high-ranking Afghan Taliban officials have confirmed the death of their leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, and say the group’s council has elected a successor.

An app finds you the best-value wines in restaurants

Ordering a bottle of wine for the table to enjoy with dinner? That’s a task that is downright daunting for many diners. A new app can help save your taste buds and your wallet.

Need something fun to do? Try your local county fair

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