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Usain Bolt Could Beat Most Future Human Sprinters, Too

A Stanford biologist’s study projects a maximum possible speed for humans that’s barely better than Bolt. Usain Bolt has signaled his desire to retire from sprinting after next year’s track and field world championships in London, and he will do ...

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See the devastating moment Hope Solo learned she’d been suspended

USWNT goalie Hope Solo was suspended for six months and had her contract terminated with U.S. Soccer after she said that the Swedish team played like “cowards” in the Olympics following Sweden’s 2-1 win over the Americans. The punishment seemed ...

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Singapore Zika cases increase to 56

Fifteen more cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus have been confirmed in Singapore, the city-state’s Ministry of Health (MOH) said late Monday. With 41 cases confirmed early the same day, the total number of Zika virus infections in Singapore has risen ...

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Starbucks To Stop Throwing Out Perfectly Good Food By 2019

Starbucks said Thursday it will accelerate plans to give all its stores’ unsold ready-to-eat meals to food banks. The chain launched a pilot program six months ago for select Starbucks stores to donate extra food at the end of each ...

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5 Technologies Helping Big Companies Harness The Upstart Ethos

Companies spent more on acquisitions in 2015 than ever before, and it seems safe to assume that the working world of the future will be dominated by big businesses. Yet many large companies are increasingly finding that real success may ...

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Here’s How Much Money You Need To Make To Buy A Home In 27 Major Cities

A report released Monday by mortgage and loan site HSH.com looks at what salary families in 27 metro areas would need to afford the local median home price, including principal, interest, taxes and insurance. The report assumes a buyer’s down payment ...

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Pedroia falls short of record, Red Sox beat Royals 8-3

Dustin Pedroia had four hits to extend his streak to 11 straight at-bats before bouncing into a double play with a chance to tie the major-league record and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3 on Saturday ...

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At Puerto Rico parade, gold medalist Puig saw island’s hope

Monica Puig gazed out at her fellow Puerto Ricans jamming the parade route, and in their eyes she saw hope. They hailed her with “a sense of satisfaction,” she recalled Saturday, “and a sense of belief that things are going ...

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Canadian Open: Stephanie Meadow tied third ahead of final round

Northern Ireland’s world number 419 Stephanie Meadow is tied third on 12 under par going in to the final round of the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open. The 24-year-old carded a 69 in round three and is level with South Korea’s ...

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Italy earthquake: Museums to donate Sunday revenue to quake relief

Sunday’s proceeds from public museums across Italy will be dedicated to rebuilding work after the earthquake that killed 291 people on Wednesday. Many churches and other medieval buildings were destroyed when the 6.2 magnitude quake struck Amatrice and other parts ...

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