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Melissa Block

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U.S. Women Considered A Lock For The Team Gold Medal In Rio

Monday, August 08, 2016

Simone Biles led the star-studded U.S. women's gymnastics team Sunday night in qualifiers at the Summer Olympic games. Biles and teammate Aly Raisman will advance to the all-around competition.

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Olympic Opening Ceremony Kicks Off In Brazil

Friday, August 05, 2016

Fireworks have lit up the night sky in Rio de Janeiro with the start of the Olympic opening ceremony. The pageant is celebrating Brazil's history and culture, which will include music and dance.

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Opening Ceremony Marks Official Start To Rio Olympics

Friday, August 05, 2016

Friday night's Olympic opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro provides the official start to 16 days of competition that will see the world's best athletes competing for the gold. Athletes from 206 countries plus, for the first time, a team of refugees will parade through legendary Maracana Stadium for the opening pageant.

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'7-1 Wasn't Enough': World Cup Loss Enters Brazilian Lexicon Ahead Of Olympics

Thursday, August 04, 2016

When Brazil hosted the World Cup two years ago, the men's national team suffered an epic 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals. Now "7-1 wasn't enough" has entered the lexicon as a slang phrase to represent Brazil's many misfortunes.

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Rio's Marathon Swim: A Battle Against Waves, Pollution And Jellyfish

Thursday, August 04, 2016

American Haley Anderson has prepared for all the challenges she can expect in the open-water swim. The goal: improve on her 2012 performance, where she missed out on gold by four-tenths of a second.

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Rio's Olympic Village: Patriotic Manicures, Not A Lot Of Coffee

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Athletes from around the world are arriving at the Olympic Village set up just for them. It's a huge place offering a chance to grab a burger or have your nails adorned with your home country's flag.

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Meet The Newest Olympic Teams: Kosovo and South Sudan

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Kosovo, which declared independence in 2008, and South Sudan, which followed three years later, are both sending athletes to the Olympics for the first time.

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8 Athletes Set To Compete In First Olympics For Team Kosovo

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Kosovo is making its first appearance in the Olympics, sending eight athletes to the games. They are admittedly a small team but optimism and pride are strong. They have a good shot at a medal in women's judo, too.

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More Than Birdies And Backyards: This Olympian Will School You On Badminton

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Howard Shu, the sole U.S. men's singles player in badminton, is hoping to make an impact in a sport that's largely dominated by Asian countries.

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In Women's Water Polo, Americans Aim For A Repeat

Monday, August 01, 2016

American women are expected to dominate team sports at the Olympics. That includes water polo, where they are defending champions and have medaled every time since the sport was introduced in 2000.

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For Heptathlete Sharon Day-Monroe, It's 7 Events With Just One Goal

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

She's already been to the Olympics twice and been a U.S. champion several times over. But at 31, Day-Monroe knows this may be her last shot at an Olympic medal.

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Olympic Hopeful High Jumper Vashti Cunningham Sets Sights On Rio

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Lots of Olympic hopes are riding on 18-year-old, 6-foot-1-inch high jumper Vashti Cunningham. She just graduated from high school and went pro, signing a deal with Nike. She's coached by her father, former star NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham.

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A Gifted High Jumper Gets Set To Leap Onto The World Stage

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Vashti Cunningham, 18, is on a roll. She set a world junior record and won the world indoor championship in March, while still in high school. She has now turned pro and has her eyes set on Rio.

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'Such A Fantasy Of A Fantasy': U.S. Fencer On Reaching Rio Olympics

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

He never dared imagine he could make it to the Olympics, but 28-year-old fencer Jason Pryor will be competing at this summer's games in Rio de Janeiro. He's ranked No. 1 in the U.S. in men's epee fencing.

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'Hamilton' Fans Pilgrimage To Founding Father's Once-Forgotten Grave

Friday, June 03, 2016

The smash Broadway hit Hamilton is bringing legions of new fans to the grave sites of Alexander Hamilton and his wife, Eliza, both at Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan.

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Will Russian Athletes Be Barred From Rio's Summer Olympics?

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Russia is dismissing as "slander" allegations of a widespread state-run doping program at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The IOC says it will take "swift action" based on the outcome of an investigation.

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Nashville Singer-Songwriter Guy Clark Dies At 74

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Guy Clark, one of Nashville's most renowned singer-songwriters, has died at the age of 74. This profile of Clark originally aired on July 23, 2013, on All Things Considered.

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Postcard From Brussels

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Soon after the terrorist attacks in Belgium, people created a makeshift shrine to the victims in a Brussels square. The city's archivists are documenting all the messages.

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Belgium Terrorist Attacks Prompt A Renewed Sectarian Debate

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The attacks in Brussels were followed by appeals for national unity. But Belgium is a country long driven by sectarian divide, and nationalist politicians say the attacks support their cause.

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A Week Later, No Word On When Brussels Will Reopen The Airport

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The European capital hasn't had any flights in or out since the March 22 suicide bombing. And authorities still aren't saying when the Zaventem Airport might reopen.

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