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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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Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy joins immigration protest in Texas

Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy joins immigration protest in Texas

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy has participated in a march in Texas to protest the Trump administration policy of separating children from their parents as families arrive at the... Read more ...

Sheriff: At least 4 dead in Texas border crash

Sheriff: At least 4 dead in Texas border crash

Facebook footage shows at least four bodies on the ground, a charred Chevrolet and several Border Patrol vehicles at the scene. Read more ...

'Incredibles 2' breaks animation box office record with $180 million

'Incredibles 2' breaks animation box office record with $180 million

The previous animation record-holder was another Pixar sequel, "Finding Dory," which pulled in $135 million at its launch. Read more ...

Gunmen open fire at New Jersey arts festival injuring 22, 1 shooter killed

Gunmen open fire at New Jersey arts festival injuring 22, 1 shooter killed

One shooter is dead and 22 people are injured after a shooting at an all-night arts festival in Trenton, New Jersey. Read more ...

Suspect dead, 20 injured in New Jersey arts festival shooting

Suspect dead, 20 injured in New Jersey arts festival shooting

Twenty people have been injured, some critically, in a shooting at an arts festival in Trenton, New Jersey on Sunday. One person, suspected to be behind the shooting, has been... Read more ...

O's end losing streak, score 10 runs

O's end losing streak, score 10 runs

Baltimore wins 20th game of season on Sunday Read more ...

Several shot at New Jersey art event

Several shot at New Jersey art event

The shooting happened around 3 a.m. Sunday. Read more ...

Hundreds protest family separation outside Boston ICE facility

Hundreds protest family separation outside Boston ICE facility

A Father's Day vigil was held outside Boston's ICE detention center to bring attention to family separation at the border. Read more ...

Watch: Hot, humid, and stormy on Monday

Watch: Hot, humid, and stormy on Monday

Hot, humid, and stormy on Monday Read more ...

Video shows washed-out road in Bayfield County

Video shows washed-out road in Bayfield County

National Weather Service meteorologists said more than 11 inches of rain fell in the area Saturday into Sunday. Read more ...