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What to watch at the Rio Olympic games on Tuesday

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Day 4 of the Rio Games features medal action in gymnastics, swimming, fencing, judo and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): GYMNASTICS It’s show time for the U.S women’s team, which made a statement in Sunday’s qualifiers by posting a top score that outpaced second-place China by a staggering 10 points. China, Russia, Great Britain, Brazil, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands will look to knock off the Americans, which are led by Martha Karolyi. How difficult will…

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Hope Solo comes up big; US beats France, 1-0

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Hope Solo was unaffected by the Brazilian boos as she made her 200th international appearance. Solo came up big as the United States fought off France 1-0 on Saturday in an Olympic group match at Mineirao Stadium. Carli Lloyd scored the lone goal for the Americans. Solo became the first goalkeeper, male or female, to reach the 200-cap mark in international play. She also became just the 11th U.S. player to reach that number of appearances. Despite the milestone, Solo…

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Kathy Castor highlights U.S. women’s soccer team pay dispute on Equal Pay Day

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Five women with the 2015 World Cup winning U.S. women’s soccer team filed a wage-discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last month, seeking equal pay. “Simply put, we’re sick of being treated like second-class citizens. It wears on you after a while. And we are done with it,” wrote Carli Lloyd, one of those five players, in an opinion piece published Monday in the New York Times. Citing figures from the U.S. Soccer Federation, the lawsuit claims that even though…

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@POTUS unscripted: Obama shows a looser side on Twitter

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Forget the primetime interviews or the formal, choreographed news conferences. President Barack Obama is taking to Twitter to muse about sports, pop culture, even Supreme Court rulings – at all hours of the day. The White House has used Twitter to promote the president’s views for years, but mostly in a highly scripted manner, with tweets composed by press aides and released at strategic times. Only occasionally would Obama post to Twitter himself, identifying a bona fide presidential tweet by…

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