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Team USA men’s hockey subject of noise complaint in athletes’ village

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No property damage was reported, and no one was kicked out, but the incident prompted a conversation between the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and USA Hockey, an Olympic official told The Associated P...

Russia-Ukraine: Pentagon calls reported shelling of village ‘troubling’

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At a NATO news conference Thursday morning, Austin said he has been concerned that Russia might try to stage a false flag operation as an excuse to invade Ukraine, but that the U.S. is not jumping to any conclusions ...

Slain Kenyan Olympian Agnes Tirop buried in her home village

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Nandi County, KenyaSlain long-distance Olympic runner Agnes Tirop, a rising star in Kenya's highly competitive athletics scene, was buried on Saturday at a funeral attended by over 1,000 mourners. Tirop was found sta...

Mexico softball player explains why jerseys were left in Tokyo Olympic Village amid controversy

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Mexican softball players had come under fire for leaving uniforms in the trash. Mexican boxer Brianda Tamara Cruz Sandoval found some of the uniforms and criticized the softball team for leaving the clothes behind, a...

US Olympic fencer accused of sexual misconduct loses appeal to move into athletes’ village

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Three women have accused Alen Hadzic of sexual misconduct between 2013 and 2015 and USA Fencing imposed a "safety plan" ahead of the games that required the fencer to stay at a hotel 30 minutes away from the athletes...

South Korea removes banners at Olympic village after IOC ruling

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In agreeing to take down the banners, the South Koreans said they received a promise from the IOC that the displaying of the Japanese "rising sun" flag will be banned at stadiums and other Olympic venues. The flag, p...

Canadian village ordered to evacuate due to wildfires a day after temperatures topped 121 degrees

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A day after a village in British Columbia saw Canada's highest recorded temperature, the residents of Lytton have been ordered to evacuate due to a wildfire. Mayor Jan Polderman issued the evacuation order late Wedn...

Junta troops burn Myanmar village to the ground after fighting, residents say

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Security forces set ablaze a village in central Myanmar after clashing there with opponents of the ruling junta, leaving at least two elderly people burned to death, several village residents said on Wednesday. MRTV ...

Militants kill more than 130 civilians in Burkina Faso village attack

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At least 132 civilians were killed in the worst militant attack in Burkina Faso in recent years, the government said on Saturday, after armed assailants laid siege overnight to a village in the jihadist-plagued north...

Morikawa leads at Muirfield Village on day suspended by rain

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Morikawa felt good vibes from an old putter and posted a 6-under 66 in rain-softened conditions Thursday morning at the Memorial. That gave him a one-shot lead over Adam Long among early starters, with Xander Schauff...

I adopted my daughter from foster care. It took a specialized village to help her succeed.

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I adopted my daughter from foster care. It took a specialized village to help her succeed. The day our daughter toddled around a corner of her foster mother's house in a peach pantsuit and flashed my husband and me ...

Disaster declared after an Alaskan village was inundated by more than five feet of floodwater

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Residents of an Alaskan village were forced to evacuate after it was inundated last week by more than five feet of floodwater caused by an ice jam. On Monday, Gov. Mike Dunleavy declared a disaster in the city of Bu...

Baby elephant rescued after falling into village well 30 feet deep

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A baby elephant's misadventure turned into an elaborate rescue mission in a small Indian village after it fell into a well nearly 30 feet (9 meters) deep. The calf was among a herd of elephants to enter Nimatand vil...

Indonesian village turns red as floods hit batik-manufacturing hub

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Jakarta, Indonesia A surreal, blood-red river inundated the Indonesian village of Jenggot after floods hit a nearby batik factory on Saturday, causing a frenzy on social media. Thousands of users on Twitter shared p...

Austrian man leaves fortune to French village that saved his family from Nazis

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An Austrian man who died in December has left an undisclosed fortune to the French village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon to thank residents for hiding his family from Nazis during World War II. I witnessed the rise o...

Indian village schoolteacher wins $1 million global prize — and gives half to the runners-up

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An Indian schoolteacher has been awarded the 2020 Global Teacher Prize -- and has vowed to give half of the $ 1 million prize money to the runners-up. The award, which is run by the Varkey Foundation in partnershi...

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