Natalya Aksyonova makes an attempt in the women's high jump during the Russian Stars 2016 track and field competitions in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 28, 2016. Aksyonova is among the more than 100 athletes who have been barred from competing in the Rio Olympic Games by international sports federations under sanctions which most Russian athletes consider unfair. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Rio Games (all times local to Rio de Janeiro):



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Looking at Friday in the PGA Championship

July 29, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — When the first round of the PGA Championship was over there was plenty to talk about and a whole lot to look forward to. There was the heat — temperatures in the low 90s with no cooling breezes until late Thursday. There was the surprise leader in Jimmy Walker who posted […]

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The Stakes After Dark: Capture The Flag

July 29, 2016

Our (semi) political podcast heads to Philadelphia News

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Cultured Traveler: In Frank Lloyd Wright Country, Architecture and Apple Pie

July 29, 2016

In the Laurel Highlands in Pennsylvania, homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright are the main draw, but local lamb and autumn leaves are memorable too. NYT > Travel

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Asian shares flat, yen hits two-week high ahead of BOJ

July 29, 2016

By Nichola Saminather and Hideyuki Sano SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares touched a one-year peak on Friday, while the yen hit a two-week high in nervous trade as investors waited to see if the Bank of Japan will come up with stimulus that would meet markets' expectations. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan […]

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Hillz accepts nomination, Twitter goes wild. (What did you expect?) – CNET

July 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic Party’s nomination, marking the first time a major party put forward a woman as its candidate. Oh, and Twitter goes nuts. CNET News

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Chelsea Clinton: “Public Service Is About Service”

July 29, 2016

The daughter of Hillary Clinton took the stage on Thursday night to introduce her mother, emphasizing the compassion and servitude that has defined her career and how she knows her best according to The Associated Press. “I’m so grateful to be her daughter,” says Chelsea Clinton. “She makes me proud every single day. And Mom, […]

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Ice Bucket Challenge mum praises ALS ‘breakthrough’

July 29, 2016

Nancy Frates, whose son Pete has ALS, welcomes a research breakthrough, but says more donations are needed to find a “cure”. BBC News – Health

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Chunky Potato & Ham Soup (Stovetop or Crockpot)

July 29, 2016

Here is a new variation of potato soup, made in broth rather than cream. It’s light – yet hearty! (via Land O’Lakes) — posted by CandyTX Food.com: Newest recipes

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