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Salt Lake City’s new Olympics bid comes after scandal’s lessons

When Salt Lake City pursued the Winter Olympics more than two decades ago, competition was so fierce that lavishing International Olympic Committee members with gifts and favors seemed commonplace. The city got caught in a bribery scandal. Two decades later, the script has flipped.

US pledges $10.6B to fund projects in Central America, Mexico

The United States pledged $5.8 billion in aid and investment Tuesday for strengthening government and economic development in Central America, and another $4.8 billion in development aid for southern Mexico.

 
Yemeni mom wins travel ban waiver to visit dying son in US

A Yemeni mother blocked by the Trump administration’s travel ban has won her fight for a waiver that would allow her to travel to California to see her dying 2-year-old son.

Nunchucks ban unconstitutional, federal court in New York rules

A 1974 New York state ban on nunchucks that was put into place over fears that youth inspired by martial arts movies would create widespread mayhem is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment, a federal court has ruled.

Nation’s top doctor warns of teen risks from e-cigarettes

The government’s top doctor is taking aim at the best-selling electronic cigarette brand in the U.S., urging swift action to prevent Juul and similar vaping brands from addicting millions of teenagers.

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