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Marathon runner Cordeiro lights Games cauldron

At the 2004 games, an Irish spectator wearing a kilt, knee-socks and a beret tackled de Lima while he was leading the Olympic marathon. As tourists and sports fans continue to descend on Rio hotels in anticipation of tonight's Olympics, Adriana Lima got a jump on the festivities Thursday night by carrying the Olympic torch.

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NFL Hall of Fame Weekend

A swashbuckler with no fear on the field - in addition to completing 6,300 passes for 71,838 yards and 508 touchdowns, he threw an NFL-high 336 interceptions - Favre was a three-time All-Pro and made 11 Pro Bowls. If he can demonstrate to the coaches that he has value as a returner, that will make him that much more of a sure bet to make the roster. "And so a new goal had entered my mind then and there".

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Harrison, Pace enter Pro Football Hall of Fame

Favre, who never thought he couldn't complete a pass, had the National Football League career record in passing yards (71,838), completions (6,300), most 3,000-yard passing seasons (18) and touchdown passes (508) when he retired following the 2010 season after spending his career with the Atlanta Falcons , Packers, Vikings and New York Jets.

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Accio Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Amazon sets release night delivery

Amazon Prime Now will then deliver the books between 12 a.m. and 2 a.m. on July 31. The seven "Harry Potter" books about an orphaned boy wizard in a magical universe have sold more than 450 million copies worldwide. On Monday, it was revealed by bookseller Barnes and Noble that the play had become the most popular pre-ordered book in the United States for almost a decade.

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Anton Yelchin Parents to Sue Over Car Death

The actor's Jeep rolled backward down the driveway of his home, pinning him between a mailbox and a security fence. The June notice - which was sent after Yelchin's death and begins "Dear ANTON YELCHIN " - advised that Chrysler dealers would update the gear shifter software to add an "Auto Park" feature.

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'Scary Lucy' Lucille Ball statue replaced in actress' hometown

Palmer has sculpted a number of other famous figures - her marble statue of Pope Francis stands at the papal residence in New York City, where the pope blessed it during his visit past year. The " Scary Lucy " sculpture remains an attraction and will be displayed at another place in the park. "I had to do a little bit of exaggerating in certain areas to bring that out".

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BBC iPlayer to require TV licence from September

A licence is not needed if you only plan to watch the Welsh language S4C TV channel, or to listen to BBC radio stations, on the iPlayer. There's a huge change coming to the BBC iPlayer, and it's one that be particularly troublesome for students.

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WMATA officer charged with attempting to support ISIL

The suspect, Nicholas Young , 36, of Fairfax, Virginia, is alleged to have sent codes for gift cards worth US$245 (S$328) to an Federal Bureau of Investigation informant in July. District Court in Alexandria. The court papers detail vague threats over the years to kill FBI agents or bring guns into federal court. He made repeated violent threats against anyone who might betray him.

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Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg gig injures fans

But the Camden County Police Department says that 15 people were treated at a nearby hospital for broken bones and bumps and bruises. One concertgoer, Katie Colbridge, told NBC that Snoop and Khalifa had just got onto a secondary stage when the large section of railing collapsed.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Gisele Bundchen was the real MVP of opening ceremonies

Team Argentina arrives during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. Dressed in blue blazers and sarees, the best sports athletes of India were all smiles, waving flags as they walked during the Opening ceremony of Rio 2016.

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'Big Lebowski,' 'Wonder Years' Actor David Huddleston Dead at 85

Huddleston was born in Virginia and had served in the US Air Force before studying acting in NY. David studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC. He died on Tuesday at his home in Sante Fe. Huddleston continued appearing in small-but-memorable TV roles, popping up on The West Wing , Gilmore Girls , Jericho , and It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia .

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USA election 2016: Republican divisions grow over Trump

The longtime Republican and former California gubernatorial candidate said in an interview with the New York Times that she would use her financial resources and provide a "substantial" donation to Clinton's campaign. Any one of these comments might have doomed other campaigns, but Trump has proven himself nearly bulletproof against traditional election expectations.

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What to watch at the Rio Olympic Games on Saturday

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the games "celebrate the best of humanity" and appealed for an Olympic truce, calling on "all warring parties to lay down their weapons" during the two weeks of sporting achievement. Each athlete was presented with a seed and a cartridge of soil to enable them to plant a native tree of Brazil, which will ultimately form an "Athletes Forest" made up of 207 different species-one for each delegation.

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Man found dead near Maracana Stadium during Olympics opening ceremony

Murray, the defending Olympic champion and two-time Wimbledon victor, held the Union Jack aloft with his left arm - after appearing to struggle with the pole in practice - followed by gleeful Team GB members. NBCUniversal boasted it had sold in excess of $1.2 billion in national advertising related to its broadcasts from the 2016 Rio Olympics, and viewers noticed.

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William Fox-Pitt takes pole position in Deodoro after stunning opening day

The first day of equestrian competition at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has concluded with approximately half of the three-day eventing riders having completed their dressage tests. "Of course I will wear a crash hat when they force us to, which sadly they will one day". And, looking ahead to Monday's cross-country challenge, he added: "That is the biggest Olympic course I have ever walked - and I have seen some".

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Obama shortens sentences for 214 federal prisoners; 4 from Indiana

Gargano was sentenced to 20 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release on November 20, 2004 for conspiracy to distribute methylenedioxymethamphetamine and ketamine, and distributing and possessing with intent to distribute ecstasy.

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NY Rep. Richard Hanna is first congressional Republican to back Clinton

There's no indication Trump is unsatisfied with Pence's approach. In the midst of the uproar over his continued criticism of the Khan family, Trump infuriated Priebus and other party leaders by refusing to endorse GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan's re-election.

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Fox Poll: Obama approval rating 52%

However, a high approval rating for the sitting president does not necessarily translate to a victory for the presidential candidate from the same party. This should come as good news to Obama's former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton , who is now facing a deficit in favorability. This is the highest he's polled, in the same survey, since early 2013.

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42 injured after fence collapses at Snoop Dogg's concert in New Jersey

Camden City Spokesman Vince Basara says that city officials are working with BB&T Pavilion to address the issue. One person came out critically injured and was taken to Camden's Cooper Trauma Center. Katie Colbridge, 23, a recent Temple University graduate who attended the show, said about 50 people fell several feet to a concrete pathway below.

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Grand Opening ceremony marks the beginning of Rio Olympics

Despite overcoming unimaginable hardships, such as war and persecution, the athletes will now compete on the world's stage. "We have always believed in you", IOC President Thomas Bach said. As a outcome, Russia's team was whittled down from a hoped-for 389 athletes to around 270. Iran picked a woman, archer Zahra Nemati, as flag-bearer for its team made up overwhelmingly of men.

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Delightful Things We Learned From Mariah Carey at TCA

Carey visited the Television Critics Association's summer press tour to promote her forthcoming reality show, the aptly-titled Mariah's World on E! The series will detail her 2016 concert tour kick off details as well as her marriage plans to Australian billionaire James Packer , the Associated Press reported.

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13 killed in France bar fire

The Cuba Libre bar has isolating material on the walls, which quickly became susceptible to the candles and started the fire . Terrorism has been ruled out by the authorities, according to reports from the Guardian and the BBC . An investigation into the cause of the fire at the birthday party is in its early stages. The blaze at the Cuba Libre bar was "totally accidental" and occurred during a birthday party, Rouen mayor Yvon Robert told Europe 1 radio.

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'Scary Lucy' no more: New Lucille Ball statue

The sculptor said the statue is a total of 7 feet tall in its entirety. Celoron Mayor Scott Schrecengost says " Scary Lucy " will be given another spot in the park. However, Palmer's mailman had another nickname in mind when he delivered a package to her door and saw the sculpture. Sculpted by artist Dave Poulin, the older statue depicted Ball holding a bottle of the fictional nutrition elixir Vitameatavegamin from the 1952 "I Love Lucy" episode "Lucy Does a TV Commercial".

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Donald Trump endorses Sen. John McCain

In an interview Friday on WISN radio in Wisconsin, Ryan also reiterated that the endorsement he cares about is from his own voters . Many Republicans, including Ryan, McCain and Ayotte, were critical of Trump's insistent attacks on the pair.

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'The Mindy Project' will feature familiar faces in Season 5

Pedrad joins fellow new additions Bryan Greenberg, as a pediatric nurse who helps treat Mindy's son Leo, and Rebecca Rittenhouse, as a young and put-together doctor who goes toe-to-toe with Mindy at work. "Nasim is an actress I've been dying to write for forever", Kaling said. "She fits so perfectly in our world". Catching up with the latest trend, Kaling and Warburton revealed that there would some " Pokemon Go " jokes.

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Cara Delevingne reveals she was suicidal

Analysts predict Suicide Squad will earn around $133 million domestically from the entire weekend, putting it in the top five openings of 2016. She seems to believe she was born to play the part. Cara may be a superb supermodel, but there's nothing to suggest that she deserved as much screen-time as she did. The star has spoken at length about her unique costume in the film, which consists of the hot trousers and a T-shirt with "Daddy's lil monster" emblazoned on the front, ...

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Trump endorses House Speaker Paul Ryan and Sen. John McCain

Trump arrives in the Badger State after picking a fight with Wisconsin's most popular Republican politician, House Speaker Paul Ryan. Ryan says that "I see no goal in doing this petty back and forth with Donald Trump". Exit quotation from Ryan , when asked this morning what the latest was on Trump endorsing him or not: "Heck if I know". "I really think that listening to a few bad words coming out of Donald Trump is a lot better than people getting blown up by terrorists, people ...

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Wonder boy Budhia deserves chance to run his dream

One thing the movie fails to show is abject poverty the people are facing. Still, much like its titular character, "Budhia Singh", it makes it to the end of the race, and is only slightly the worse for wear. How the film unfolds further forms the crux of the story . First-time director Soumendra Padhi's film traces the meteoric rise of Budhia and has everyone glued to the proceedings, which seldom slacken.

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This New 'Gilmore Girls' Revival Teaser Image Sparks Pregnancy Speculation

Series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino previously said that they made a decision to revive the series to close some of the chapters in Lorelai and Rory's lives, as well as the lives of their family and friends at Stars Hollow . Have you been or will you be re-watching the Gilmore Girls before the new episodes arrive? If, like us, you're also wildly thankful that the gang from Stars Hollow is returning for the reboot, we have another Gilmore-related reason for you to be thankful this ...

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Australian athletes hold 'faux-pening' Olympic ceremony in Florida

A day of protests against the hosting of the Games gave way to a night of pageantry at the Maracana Stadium, albeit on a budget one-tenth the size of the equivalent in London four years ago. At the 2004 games, an Irish spectator wearing a kilt, knee-socks and a beret tackled de Lima while he was leading the Olympic marathon. As teams from across the world prepare to take to the sea for swimming, sailing, rowing and canoeing events, they're worrying about water.

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Dozens Injured in Railing Collapse at Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa Concert

Colbridge said after the accident that some people simply ran from the pile, while others were limping and needed to be held up by their friends. Peggy Leone, a Virtua Camden spokeswoman, said four people were treated there and released. The Camden County Sheriff's Office was handling the investigation. One person remained hospitalized on Saturday. A Camden , NJ city spokesperson told AFP the venue has no history of code violations or building maintenance issues.

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Congressman Hanna will vote for Clinton; local Republicans angry, betrayed

Army captain. The father Khizr Khan spoke at last week's Democratic National Convention about their son and attacked Trump for proposing a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States. While many elected Republicans have publicly refused to back Trump , Hanna joins a small but growing number of party loyalists for whom passive opposition was not enough.

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Alvarez, Machado lead Orioles past White Sox, 7-5

The Nationals topped the Giants 5-1 to drop San Francisco to 5-14 since the All-Star break, the worst record in the majors. The series could be interesting in terms of power. The last pitcher to allow zero earned runs in his first three career starts against the White Sox was Doc Ayers in 1914. Baltimore released him during spring training after he posted a 9.78 ERA in six starts.

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Does Rotten Tomatoes hate DC or are we just insane?

A review embargo on " Suicide Squad " lifted on Tuesday, opening the floodgates for a tide of negative reviews from all corners of the entertainment world. Meanwhile, Smith's kids are apparently not among the Suicide Squad haters! "This movie isn't ideal, but it's a wonderful film, and I think the characters are incredible", she added.

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Trump ends standoff with Ryan

The man behind the latest chapter of the Donald Trump-Paul Ryan fued says the Speaker is wrong on the issues Americans care about. John McCain and Kelly Ayotte - after initially declining to do so and in the case of McCain, assailing him repeatedly.


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