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Russia is banned from 2018 Olympics; athletes told to compete under Olympic flag

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| The decision by the International Olympic Committee follows last year's McLaren Report, which said more than 1,000 Russian athletes were involved in manipulating doping controls.

US Rep. John Conyers resigns from Congress


U.S. Rep. John Conyers announced Tuesday that he is retiring amid allegations of sexual harassment by former staff members.

Is life better now than 50 years ago? Depends where you live.


A new Pew Research Center survey finds people worldwide are divided on whether life is better today than it was 50 years ago. Economic strength tends to predict greater satisfaction, but not always.

Facebook launches parent-controlled Messenger app for kids


The social media giant is launching a messaging app for children to chat with their parents and with friends approved by their parents.

When the boom is a bust


The planned demolition of the Pontiac Silverdome failed on Sunday morning — and people had plenty to say about it.

Smoked weed and want to enlist? Army issues more waivers


"Provided they understand that they cannot do that when they serve in the military, I will waive that all day long," says Maj. Gen. Jeff Snow.

Anniversary of Ghost Ship fire focuses attention on city efforts


The deadliest U.S. building fire in more than a decade has left David Gregory with a recurring nightmare that still wakes him up in tears.

What went wrong in Charlottesville? Almost everything


The Virginia city "protected neither free expression nor public safety," says a report, an unsparing record of the chaos that unspooled during protests by right-wingers and their opponents.

Trump delays decision on race and ethnicity census data


The White House didn't announce a decision on its plan to change how the government collects race and ethnicity information — and the delay could impact the 2020 Census.