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Expert to Rio athletes: ‘Don’t put your head under water’

Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press. Not only are some 1,400 athletes at risk of getting violently ill in water competitions, but the AP’s

Armored cars, soldiers in camouflage secure Rio Olympics

Brazilian soldiers were on the streets Saturday, checking out spots around the city that will get intense security when the Rio de Janeiro Olympics open in just under four weeks. Armored vehicles and trucks carrying troops were accompanied by soldiers decked out in camouflage gear and matching helmets, with rifles slung over their shoulders. The