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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
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OLYMPICS LONDON (AP) " Russia's sports reputation was ripped apart again when a new report into systematic doping detailed a vast "institutional conspiracy" that covered more than 1,000 athletes in over 30 sports and corrupted the drug-testing system at the 2012 and 2014 Olympics. The findings were handed over to the International Olympic Committee, which will be under pressure to take action against the Russians ahead of the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South...

Updated at 5:44 AM

Troubling as the details of the McLaren Report were, a news item out of Russia earlier this week was equally so. The new chair of the country's "revamped" anti-doping agency will be Yelena Isinbayeva, the pole vault great who has spent the past...

Updated at 5:28 AM

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) " U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday that as many as 200 more American troops are being sent to Syria to help Kurdish and Arab fighters capture the Islamic State group's key stronghold of Raqqa. The extra...

Updated at 5:17 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on the final days of the congressional session (all times local): 1:06 a.m. Congress has approved a wide-ranging bill to authorize water projects across the country, including $170 million to address lead...

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " To set foot in the Ghost Ship on a party night was to pass through the industrial facade of an old warehouse and enter an exotic world glowing with rainbow lanterns, guarded by figures of Asian deities and pulsing with a...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " Congress has approved a wide-ranging bill to authorize water projects across the country, including $170 million to address lead in Flint, Michigan's drinking water and $558 million to provide relief to drought-stricken...

Updated at 4:49 AM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) " Kirk Douglas knows how to make an entrance. With boxing gloves in every centerpiece and the theme from "Rocky" blaring over the speakers, Douglas, one of the golden age of Hollywood's last living legends, walked...

Updated at 4:33 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) " Shifting from protests to celebration, large crowds of South Koreans were expected to march near the presidential palace on Saturday to cheer the impeachment of disgraced President Park Geun-hye over an explosive...

Updated at 2:48 AM

HONOLULU (AP) " A group of Hawaii musicians and a Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant provided special inflight entertainment to a Pearl Harbor survivor flying home from a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attack. Ray...

Updated at 2:20 AM

LOS ANGELES"The winter of 2010 was a time of bitter disappointment for Russian sports officials. Their Olympic team limped away from the Winter Games in Vancouver with only three gold medals " a fraction of the total won by countries such...

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) " Swimming governing body FINA says Chen Xinyi of China has been suspended for two years from competition after testing positive to the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Chen, who...

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