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Ryan Lochte describes robbery by armed men in Rio

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The Latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local): 3 p.m. Ryan Lochte says armed robbers posing as policemen put a gun to his head and took his money in Rio de Janeiro. Lochte described the late-night encounter to NBC’s “Today” show. The U.S. swimmer, who won gold in the 4×200 relay at the Rio Games, says armed men came out with a badge and pulled a taxi carrying him and three other American swimmers over. Lochte…

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U.S. landmark nears: 1,000 Summer Olympic gold medals

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Sometime very soon, possibly even later Saturday, the United States will lay claim to its 1,000th gold medal all-time in the Summer Olympics. Officially, anyway. Keeping count of the gold total is not as exact a science as one might think. The count accepted by the U.S. Olympic Committee coming into the Rio Games was 977 gold medals, and even that was adjusted a bit in recent weeks over a debated medal from the 1904 St. Louis Games. That means…

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Bill Nelson asks U.S. Olympic Committee how it’s preparing for spread of Zika

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With less than 75 days until the Summer Olympics, Sen. Bill Nelson wants to make sure the United States Olympic Committee is prepared to protect its athletes from the spread of Zika. The Florida Democrat was one of 10 senators who signed a letter sent to the chairman of the United States Olympic Committee on Monday. In the letter, Nelson and others said they were inquiring about what steps the committee was taking to “assist and protect our athletes against…

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