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What abandoned Olympics sites look like today

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Preparations for the Olympic games cost billions, bringing athletes and fans to a single city for two weeks every four years. But what happens when the ceremonies end?
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The US Is Flooding the Planet With High Tech Weapons; What Could Go Wrong?

The US Is Flooding the Planet With High Tech Weapons; What Could Go Wrong?

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As Donald Trump might put it, major weapons contractors like Boeing, Raytheon, and Lockheed Martin cashed in “ bigly ” in his first year in office. They raked in tens of billions of dollars in Pentagon contracts, while posting sharp stock price increases and healthy profits driven by the continuation and expansion of Washington's post-9/11 wars. But last year's bonanza is likely to be no more than a down payment on even better days to come for the military-industrial complex.
President Trump moved boldly in his first budget, seeking an additional $54 billion in Pentagon funding for fiscal...
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Russia-China trade volume exceeds expectations, hitting $84bn

Russia-China trade volume exceeds expectations, hitting $84bn

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Trade turnover between Russia and China has increased by 20.8 percent year-on-year, reaching $84.07 billion in 2017. The two major partners have recently set a goal to boost trade to $80 billion by 2018 and $200 billion by 2020.
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Asthma costs the US economy more than $80 billion per year

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Asthma costs the US economy more than $80 billion annually in medical expenses, missed work and school days and deaths, according to new research.
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Ryan Zinke Is Leaving The Interior Department

Ryan Zinke Is Leaving The Interior Department

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is stepping down. The announcement comes after mounting allegations of misconduct in office. (Image credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) Read more ...

Johnson & Johnson stock plummets after report claims it knew about asbestos...

Johnson & Johnson stock plummets after report claims it knew about asbestos in its baby powder

Johnson & Johnson's stock tumbled 10 percent on Friday - wiping out close to $40 billion of its market value - after a Reuters report said the company knew for decades that... Read more ...

Trump pushes Congress for new health law after federal judge rules...

Trump pushes Congress for new health law after federal judge rules Affordable Care Act unconstitutional

After a federal judge ruled that the Obama-era health overhaul was "invalid," President Donald Trump is looking to congressional leaders to come up with a replacement even as... Read more ...

As Judge Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional, Democrats Seethe, Republicans...

As Judge Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional, Democrats Seethe, Republicans Stay Mum

The decision came on the eve of the final day of open enrollment for 2019 healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Read more ...

Evans leads No. 4 Louisville women over Northern Kentucky

Evans leads No. 4 Louisville women over Northern Kentucky

Dana Evans scored a career-high 21 points to lead No. 4 Louisville to a 92-59 victory over Northern Kentucky on Saturday. Read more ...

Eulogy for firefighter Christopher Roy

Eulogy for firefighter Christopher Roy

Three members of the Worcester Fire Department honor their fallen comrade and friend during his funeral service at St. John's Catholic Church. Read more ...

Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke To Leave Trump Administration At End Of Year

Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke To Leave Trump Administration At End Of Year

President Trump said on Twitter Saturday that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be leaving the Trump administration at the end of the year. Read more ...

Federal judge in Texas strikes down Affordable Care Act

Federal judge in Texas strikes down Affordable Care Act

A federal judge in Texas said on Friday that the Affordable Care Act's individual coverage mandate is unconstitutional. Read more ...

Japan's Kashima Antlers set up Real Madrid semi-final at FIFA Club World Cup

Japan's Kashima Antlers set up Real Madrid semi-final at FIFA Club World Cup

Asian Champions League winners Kashima Antlers will take on European giants Real Madrid in the FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals after the Japanese team beat Mexican rivals... Read more ...

Concord couple accused of running multistate sex-trafficking ring

Concord couple accused of running multistate sex-trafficking ring

Officials say they lured young Chinese women who spoke little to no English to work as prostitutes at multiple locations. Read more ...