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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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Parents arrested aftrer kids found chained in California home

Parents arrested aftrer kids found chained in California home

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Officials: 4 law enforcement officers shot in South Carolina

Officials: 4 law enforcement officers shot in South Carolina

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Incredible video: Firefighter catches child dropped from burning building

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Japan public broadcaster falsely reports N. Korean missile launch

Japan public broadcaster falsely reports N. Korean missile launch

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Martin Luther King III: Trump's comments are 'extremely racist'

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Mom convicted in daughter's drowning charged in death of second baby

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Authorities identify passenger who died after Gulf Coast boat fire

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Nearly 80 injured after floor collapses at Jakarta stock exchange

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