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Athletes using power of the selfie to clean sports of doping

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It resembles the symbol for infinity: a sideways “S” that Kara Goucher, Molly Huddle and other elite U.S. athletes suddenly are sporting on biceps, wrists and shins. The tattoos are temporary. But the campaign they represent is an all-out attempt to permanently purge competitive athletics of doping. “People are getting the impression that everyone’s dirty,” Goucher, a top-ranked marathoner based in Boulder, Colorado, told The Associated Press. “We need to build the sport back up in a positive light.” That’s…

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No handshakes, fist bumps for pope’s speech to Congress

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No handshakes, selfies or fist bumps when Pope Francis enters the House chamber for his historic speech to Congress. That’s the message from House and Senate leaders, who in a letter asked lawmakers to refrain “from handshakes and conversations along and down the center aisle during the announced arrivals of the Senate, dean of the Diplomatic Corps, U.S. Supreme Court, president’s Cabinet and Pope Francis.” The pontiff will be on a tight schedule Thursday, and congressional leaders want to avoid…

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