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Eighty years after Jesse Owens won four medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, his daughter says Germany's Nazi leader Adolf Hitler refused to shake her father's hand.

The controversial Berlin Olympics opened on August 1, 1936 to much fanfare with Reich's Chancellor Hitler hoping to showcase the best of…

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Tokyo residents were voting Sunday for a new governor of the sprawling metropolis who will have to manage problem-plagued preparations for the 2020 Olympics and avoid financial scandals that forced the last two incumbents to quit.

The major challenge facing the winner is managing the run-up to Tokyo's troubled hosting…

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A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday, and there did not appear to be any survivors, authorities said.

Authorities would not confirm the exact number of deaths, but Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration said the balloon…

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Japan's third-seeded Kei Nishikori came from 2-5 down in the opening set to stun Swiss second seed Stan Wawrinka 7-6 (6), 6-1 in the semifinals of the Toronto Masters in Toronto on Saturday.

Wawrinka, a two-times grand slam champion who has won 14 ATP World Tour titles, became increasingly dispirited…

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Pope Francis challenged hundreds of thousands of young people who gathered in a sprawling Polish meadow to reject being a "couch potato" who retreats into video games and computer screens and instead engage in social activism and politics to create a more just world.

Peppering his speech with contemporary lingo,…

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Striker Gabriel and defender Marquinhos scored a goal each as Brazil defeated Japan 2-0 Saturday in its final warmup match ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

The friendly was held at the Serra Dourada Stadium.

Brazil, seeking its first gold medal in soccer, makes its Olympic debut on Thursday…

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A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday, and there did not appear to be any survivors, authorities said.

Authorities would not confirm the exact number of deaths, but Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration said the balloon…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin struck a conciliatory tone Saturday on a visit to Slovenia, shaking hands and honoring dead soldiers as he tested Western resolve in maintaining crippling sanctions against the Kremlin for its role in Ukraine.

Slovenia, a small Alpine nation where U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's wife…

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If bravery was an Olympic sport, the 10 athletes who make up the first-ever refugee team in Rio would be odds-on for a clean sweep of the gold medals.

From Yusra Mardini, a teenage swimmer from Syria who braved a Mediterranean crossing in a leaky dinghy, to Popole Misenga, who…

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