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Athletes, Visitors Flood London's Heathrow Airport

Athletes and fans from around the world have begun to arrive in London for the Summer Olympic Games. On Monday, Heathrow saw a record number of arrivals. Meanwhile, a giant security firm failed to recruit the number of Olympic guards it promised. The London Olympics start July 27 and end Aug. 12.
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Some Athletes Reject High-Tech Sports Fuel In Favor Of Real Food

Many top athletes are rejecting the processed drinks and gels companies are squarely aiming at them. Instead, they rely on old fashioned water and healthy food to rehydrate and replenish nutrients.
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A Syrian Defector Confronts A Sectarian Divide

The fighting in Syria often pits Sunni Muslims, who make up a large majority of the population, versus Alawites, who control many leadership positions. An Alawite who joined the anti-government forces finds he is sometimes viewed with suspicion.
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Pan-African Group Elects First Female Leader

The African Union commission has elected its first female leader. The organization chose South African politician Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to chair the administrative arm of the continental organization. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton talks to Audie Cornish about why her election is significant.
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Billionaire Adelson Under Fire For Macau Dealings

Robert Siegel talks to Lowell Bergman about a ProPublica investigation into billionaire and Republican political contributor Sheldon Adelson. There are concerns that Adelson may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in his payments to a Macau lawyer who represented his firm's interests in the booming gambling capital. Bergman co-reported the story with Stephen Engelberg and Matt Isaacs for the Investigative Reporting Program of the University of California at Berkeley and PBS Frontline.
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Prisoners Pedal For Parole In Small Brazilian City

Audie Cornish talks with Associated Press reporter Jenny Barchfield about an inventive new program in one Brazilian prison where inmates can shorten their sentences by biking to generate energy for the town.

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