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An Athlete's Ramadan Dilemma: To Fast or Not?

The London Olympics are underway, and so is the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. And that's left many Muslim athletes facing a dilemma — to fast or not to fast? For more on how athletes are dealing with this bind, host Michel Martin talks with Al Jazeera English's Lee Wellings.
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Highlights Of Monday's Events From The London 2012 Olympics

Swimming is again the big draw in the London 2012 Olympics Monday, with four gold-medal races scheduled. Olympic competitions are being held in 22 sports today — meaning there are dozens of events. Below, we list the ones we'll be keeping a close eye on.
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Syrian Conflict: Refugees Race To Escape; Battle Goes On In Aleppo

Jordan is preparing to shelter tens, if not hundreds, of thousands. In Iraq, Syrians who thought they would be welcomed are finding themselves locked up and prevented from visiting relatives.
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Fun — And Olympic Games — On National Cheesecake Day

Some food holidays are pure marketing, but at least this one has a bit of Olympic history behind it. Some of the first Olympians were said to have dined on cheesecakes, although they sound a bit different from cheesecakes today.
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Grid Failure In India Cuts Power To 370 Million

The massive outage affected more people than live in the entire U.S. and caused chaos in some cities. Still, the country's power minister boasted that India has one of the world's best power grids. His claim didn't go over well.
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Traffic In London Not So Jammed

Traffic is moving well despite fears that the Olympic Games would clog the city. The M1 highway is busy but somewhere between normal and nice, and the AP reports no problems inside London. The commute to the houses of Parliament is five minutes shorter than normal, and bicyclists are loving roads cleared of cars for Olympic races.
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Olympic Swimming Records Smashed, Hopes Dashed

American Dana Vollmer blew away the field, winning gold and setting a record in the 100-meter butterfly. Her teammates in the men's 4-by-100-meter freestyle relay fell short in the final stretch, winning silver. And the crowd went wild for English superstar Rebecca Adlington's finish in the 400-meter free — good for bronze.
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Who's Ruling The Games? So Far, It's China

With six gold medals, China is dominating the Summer Olympics so far. The host country has yet to win gold — though it has two other medals.

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