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A boy fishes in polluted Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro in August 2015. The bay will be the sailing venue for the Olympic Games this summer. Brazil is facing concerns over polluted water, mass transportation and budget issues as it prepares for the games. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Recession, Brazil Struggles With The Huge Costs Of The Olympics

Brazil was riding high when it was awarded the 2016 Olympics seven years ago. But the country is now in economic turmoil and facing a rash of problems as it prepares for the games in August.

Indian Summer Jai Wolf
Gay Sons of Lesbian Mothers Kaki King

President Obama gives his State of the Union address in Washington on Tuesday. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Adding 'Beauty And Joy' To Obama's Push For Computer Science Teaching

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Uncle Ace Blood Orange
Rather Never Know Bronze Radio Return

An artist's impression of the superluminous supernova as it would appear from a planet in the same galaxy, about 10,000 light-years away. The exploding star is 570 billion times brighter than our sun. Jin Ma/Beijing Planetarium/Science hide caption

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Record-Busting Star Explosion Baffles Sky Watchers

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No No No Beirut
Sven's New Identity Krom
Sing, Sing, Sing Benny Goodman

Disrepair — such as this floor in the gym of Noble Elementary-Middle School in Detroit — and other problems have prompted the teachers' "sickout" protests. Courtesy of Detroit Federation of Teachers hide caption

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Detroit Public School Teachers Turn To 'Sickouts' In Protest

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A boy fishes in polluted Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro in August 2015. The bay will be the sailing venue for the Olympic Games this summer. Brazil is facing concerns over polluted water, mass transportation and budget issues as it prepares for the games. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Recession, Brazil Struggles With The Huge Costs Of The Olympics

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Cirrus Bonobo
Cheesy [Amen Mix] Plug

The family of billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson bought the Las Vegas Review-Journal late last year. John Locher/AP hide caption

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The Vegas Columnist And The Newspaper Owner Who Once Sued Him For Libel

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Busy Earnin' Jungle
Hit The Road, Jack Harmonica Blues Band

Dawn Anahid MacKeen's grandfather, Stepan Miskjian (left), is pictured with friends around 1910, just a few years before the Armenian genocide. Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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Long After Armenian Genocide, Retracing A Grandfather's Steps To Survival

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You're So Very Far Away Clem Leek
Gibraltar Beirut
Hours Tycho

The Cargill beef processing plant in Fort Morgan, Colo., advertises openings in early January. Some 150 Muslim workers were fired in late 2015 after a dispute over prayer breaks at the plant. Luke Runyon/KUNC and Harvest Public Media hide caption

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Dispute Over Prayer Breaks Divides Muslim Meatpacking Workers

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I Heard Young Fathers
Up From the South The Budos Band

A scientist holds a northern long-eared bat suffering from the white-nose syndrome in LaSalle County, Ill. Steve Taylor/University of Illinois/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hide caption

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Environmentalists Say 'Threatened' Status For Bats Not Enough

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Writing's on the Wall Sam Smith
Fumando Captain Planet

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