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Students from the Youth Winter Olympic Sports School perform ice and snow gymnastics during an event marking the 100-day countdown to the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, China, on Tuesday. Chen Xiaodong/Costfoto/Barcroft Media/Getty Images hide caption

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Saudi Arabia and China are accused of using sports to cover up human rights abuse

Saudi Arabia has invested hundreds of millions of dollars to stage high-profile sporting events. Critics say those investments are an attempt by the kingdom to cover up human rights violations.

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In this courtroom sketch, Ghislaine Maxwell looks over her shoulder to the courtroom audience prior to the start of jury selection in her trial, Nov. 16, 2021, in New York. Elizabeth Williams/AP hide caption

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The Ghislaine Maxwell trial is about to begin. Here's what to watch for

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Honored onscreen and in sound, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, a messenger whose time is now

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Ever New (Kelsey Lu's Transportation) Beverly Glenn-Copeland
Sunset Village (Blood Orange Remix) Beverly Glenn-Copeland
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Forever We Were Keno & Tristan de Liege

Students from the Youth Winter Olympic Sports School perform ice and snow gymnastics during an event marking the 100-day countdown to the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, China, on Tuesday. Chen Xiaodong/Costfoto/Barcroft Media/Getty Images hide caption

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Saudi Arabia and China are accused of using sports to cover up human rights abuse

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Children of an Uncertain Future New Century Classics
A Small Misunderstanding New Century Classics
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