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Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad is set to become the first U.S. athlete to compete in the Olympic Games while wearing a hijab.

When the co-founder of Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., made her theater a nonprofit, hundreds of small regional stages followed suit. Fichandler died July 29 at the age of 91.

An analysis of pediatric clinical trials found that the results of almost a third of studies that were finished weren't published in medical journals. The lapses raise scientific and ethical concerns.

As part of a state law designed to help equalize pay for women, employers are now prohibited from asking about an employee's previous salary. Advocates say the question creates a cycle of low pay.

Last August, 3 million gallons of orange wastewater flooded into Colorado's Animas River, ending up in Lake Powell. But Congress has failed to come up with a way to stop this from happening again.

They are political endorsements you might not expect.

American men are the defending champion in rugby — a sport that's coming back after being dropped following the 1924 Games. The U.S. women are considered contenders in the fast seven-on-seven game.

The Coast Guard recommended a 58 percent salary hike for ship pilots on the Great Lakes. Shipping companies and associations are suing, saying the hike could push freighters to carry cargo elsewhere.

You may not know about Rugby Sevens, but you will. This shorter, faster version of the sport is making its Olympic debut 92 years after rugby — the longer 15s version — was last in the Olympics. And women's rugby is making its first appearance ever.

The troubled Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will have their opening ceremony on Friday. We get a sneak preview of how the country will be showcasing its unique culture and heritage.

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