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Olympic Preview: Decathlon Medals To Be Awarded

At the London Summer Olympics, it's one star-studded 200 meter race down, one to go. American Allyson Felix won the women's 200 Wednesday night, and was part of a U.S. track and field medal-winning binge. On Thursday, Jamiaca's Usain Bolt will run in the men's 200, and the decathlon champ will be decided.
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U.S. Women's Soccer, Water Polo Team Go For Gold

Two big gold medal matches of the Olympics are set Thursday in London, and both involve American women's teams. In water polo, the U.S. women seek to end 12 years of frustration with their first gold medal. And in soccer, the Americans have a chance at redemption. They play Japan which beat them in the World Cup final last year.
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Done In A Day: China Wraps Up Murder Trial Of Once-Prominent Politician's Wife

It took prosecutors about four hours to lay out their case against Gu Kailai. Officials say she didn't challenge the allegations. She will be sentenced later.
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Israel Wary Of Egypt's Calls To Alter Peace Treaty

Israel is welcoming Egypt's military efforts to stamp out Islamist militants in the Sinai following a deadly border attack. But calls in Egypt to modify the military provisions of the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty — to strengthen its security in the Sinai — has led to concern in Israel.
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Chinese Court Hears Murder Case In One Day

The case involves a famous political family and has rocked the Communist Party establishment. A verdict will be announced later against Gu Kailai who is accused of murdering a British businessman.
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Olympic Bodies: They Just Don't Make Them Like They Used To

We've put together an infographic that explores how athletes' bodies have changed over the last century. Those physiques are shaped by years of training — and by the laws of physics.

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