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  • Special Olympics campaign focuses on respect

    Special Olympics campaign focuses on respect
    The Special Olympics is hosting its seventh annual Spread the Word to End the Word Day on Wednesday.
  • Rights groups criticize Azerbaijan ahead of European Games

    With the opening of the inaugural European Games in Baku 100 days away, human rights groups on Wednesday called on host nation Azerbaijan to release political prisoners held on "trumped up" charges. Amnesty International released a report citing "the...

    Michael Phelps could be reinstated for world championships

    Michael Phelps could be reinstated for world championships
    Michael Phelps could be reinstated to the U.S. team for the FINA World Championships in August, a decision that would give the record-setting swimmer a significant meet to point to as he prepares for a possible Olympic bid in 2016. USA Swimming...

    Boston mayor strongly defends Olympic bid amid criticism

    Mayor Marty Walsh is defending Boston's 2024 Olympic bid in some of his strongest terms yet, saying that — win or lose — the pursuit of the games represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the city and would not leave taxpayers...

    Alex Baum dies at 92; activist elevated bicycling culture in car-centric L.A.

    Alex Baum dies at 92; activist elevated bicycling culture in car-centric L.A.
    Alex Baum, a Los Angeles bicycling advocate who over decades successfully pushed for bike paths, bike lanes and a greater consciousness of bikes as legitimate transportation in a sprawling city built around cars, has died. He was 92. Baum's death Sunday...