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How U.S. Women Became the World’s Best Gymnasts

The U.S. women’s gymnastics team enters today’s team final at the Rio Olympics as the overwhelming favorite to defend the gold medal they won four years ago in London. No surprise given that Team USA gymnasts earned the top three scores in qualifying round, and all five members have a chance to medal. What accounts […]

U.S. warplanes launch bombing campaign on Islamic State in Libya

U.S. planes bombed Islamic State targets in Libya on Monday, responding to the U.N.-backed government’s request to help push the militants from their former stronghold of Sirte in what U.S. officials described as the start of a sustained campaign against the extremist group in the city. “The first air strikes were carried out at specific […]