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IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians from Rio
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Olympic leaders stopped short Sunday of imposing a complete ban on Russia from the Rio de Janeiro Games, leaving individual global sports federations to decide which athletes should be cleared to compete....

The Latest: Russia won't appeal against Rio ban on dopers
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The Latest from the IOC meeting on Russia's participation at the Rio Games (all times local):...

After Obama's green light, Afghan forces on the offensive
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- After two years of heavy casualties, the Afghan military is trying to retake the initiative in the war against militants with a new offensive against Islamic State group loyalists, an assault that will see American troops back on the battlefield working more closely with Afghan soldiers....

Authorities: Munich shooter planned attack for a year
MUNICH (AP) -- The teenager behind the deadly shooting rampage at a Munich mall had planned his attack for a year and chose his victims at random, investigators said Sunday....

Saudi official makes rare Jerusalem visit, meets Israelis
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Foreign Ministry says a senior official has met with a visiting former military general from Saudi Arabia. The meeting marks a rare public engagement between countries that have no official relations....

Dancing, drugs, extremism _ multiple lives of Nice attacker
PARIS (AP) -- A 31-year-old father of three obsessed with fitness and sex, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel led multiple lives. His darkest side appears to have been his best-kept secret: a calculated, committed jihadi ready to kill scores of people in a French Riviera rampage....

Australia team won't move into 'unfinished' Athletes Village
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Australian athletes will not move into their rooms at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics until serious plumbing, electrical and cleaning problems are fixed, with the troubled South American games opening in under two weeks....

Francis and Poland differ on migrants ahead of pope's visit
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Support for migrants is so central to Pope Francis' vision for the church that he has made welcoming them a potential test for those seeking entry to Heaven on Judgment Day....

Afghanistan marks day of national mourning after huge attack
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan marked a national day of mourning on Sunday, a day after a suicide bomber killed at least 80 people who were taking part in a peaceful demonstration in Kabul. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State group....

Hitler's birthplace loathes link to him but not the building
BRAUNAU AM INN, Austria (AP) -- Adolf Hitler was born in the house behind her and the building is a natural draw for tourists. But when asked about her hometown's most important landmark, Ivonne Bekking gestured down the road toward a baroque church steeple....

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