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Family Withheld Devastating Secrets from Chinese Diver Until She Won Gold

Last Sunday, Chinese diver Wu Minxia took home gold in the 3m synchronized springboard and became the first woman in history to win three consecutive Olympic golds. But her remarkable accomplishment was marred somewhat when it was revealed that her family intentionally hid devastating secrets as she pursued her career.

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Airline Food Gets Even Worse After Needle Found in Sandwich on Air Canada Flight

Airplane food isn’t exactly cuisine reserved for the discerning palette, but it gets the job done. However, you might want to think twice before noshing on plane food and not because of nutritional concerns.

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London Tonight
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London Mayor Rides Zip Line For Olympics, Gets Stuck

Given that his city is currently hosting the Olympics, London mayor Boris Johnson is riding high … literally. On Wednesday, the eccentric public official rode a zip line in Victoria Park to promote the summer games. There’s just one problem — he got stuck. No, this isn’t an episode of ‘The Benny Hill Show.’ This is for real.

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Eight Badminton Players Disqualified from the Olympics for Intentionally Losing Matches

We have all heard of boxers throwing a fight to make a big payday with the bookies, but now it appears as if badminton players are involved in the same racket — and it’s getting them tossed out of the Olympics.

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Clive Rose, Getty Images
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17-Year-Old Arrested After Threatening British Diver Tom Daley on Twitter

Like many Olympians, British diver Tom Daley uses Twitter to communicate with his fans. On Monday, one of his over 700,000 followers stepped out of line with a vicious taunt after the 18-year-old failed to medal in the 10m synchronized diving event.

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No Vagina Monologue for Egypt after Sex-Slave Marriage?

I wonder if Eve Ensler is planning an Egyptian performance of the Vagina Monologue, after “Egypt's ‘first sex-slave marriage’ took place mere days after the Muslim Brotherhood's Muhammad Morsi was made president,” as Raymond Ibrahim recently noted.

Ms Ensler was quick to stage a performance of the Vagina Monologue on the steps of the Michigan State Capital Building in support of vagina-centric state legislator, Lisa Brown, after

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SB Nation, YouTube
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Iraqi Women Battle Gender Inequality by Forming a Women’s Basketball Team

Laylan is a 20-year-old Iraqi native who’s also the star player of an all-female basketball team she started. That fact alone may not seem like much to a lot of us in America, but to the people of the country who are still suffering through gender inequality, it’s a huge deal.

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What’s the World’s Most Expensive City?

If you’re looking for an inexpensive city to relocate to, Tokyo is NOT it. According to a new survey by the consulting firm Mercer, the Asian city ranks number one as the most expensive city in the world.

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The wood foundation of a new house built by Habitat for Humanity in Flint (Photo courtesy of Roscoe Clark)
The wood foundation of a new house built by Habitat for Humanity in Flint (Photo courtesy of Roscoe Clark)
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Tonight On The Tom Sumner Program

A house built by Habitat for Humanity across the street from The White Horse near downtown Flint is nearly finished and the new owners Jake and Trish will visit The Tom Sumner Program Tuesday June 5 beginning at 6 p

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Request for Moment of Silence for Slain Israeli Athletes at Summer Games Rejected by Olympic Committee

The upcoming 2012 Summer Olympics marks 40 years since 11 Israeli athletes were killed by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.

In commemoration, the Israeli government and two US Congressmen asked for a moment of silence at this summer’s event, only to have the International Olympic Committee reject the proposal.

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