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Rio de Janeiro struggled to prepare to host the Summer Olympic Games.

Re-Imagining the Olympics

Rio de Janeiro struggled to prepare to host the Summer Olympic Games.

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Students have filed a class-action lawsuit against the universities named in the college bribery scandal, which includes Stanford, USC and UCLA.

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It may look like business as usual on a Friday night at Jumbo’s Clown Room in Hollywood. A lingerie-clad dancer shimmies up the pole, arches back, and drops to the floor.

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Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a halt to the death penalty in California. The state has a complicated history with the death penalty.

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