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Brazil soccer coach Dunga smiles during a press conference announcing him as the new head coach of the Brazilian national team, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Dunga returned to the post replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil failed to win the 2014 World Cup eliminated in a 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Pyeongchang’s 2018 Olympic committee faced audit

FILE- In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, president of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics Kim Jin-sun attends a press conference during the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia. Kim has resigned, saying new leadership is needed to complete preparations for the games. A former provincial governor, Kim was elected president of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee (POCOG) in late 2011 after Pyeongchang won the right to host the Winter Olympics for the first time in South Korea. He was re-elected last year for another two-year term.  (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has been under investigation over its preparations for the games, South Korean officials said.

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In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

Israeli police officers secure a destroyed house that was hit by a rocket fired by Palestinians militants from Gaza, in Yahud, a Tel Aviv suburb near the airport, central Israel, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. As a result, Delta Air Lines and U.S. Airlines decided to cancel their scheduled flights to Israel.(AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country’s main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi.

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Contrarian’s case: Why US could dip into recession

In this July 9, 2014 photo, economist David Levy poses for picture in his office in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. Levy, who oversees the Levy Forecast, a newsletter analyzing the economy that his family started in 1949, says the United States is likely to fall into a recession next year triggered by downturns in other countries, the first time in modern history. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — Just as the U.S. economy is strengthening, other countries are threatening to drag it down.

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Bond, James Bond: Moore makes pre-Games appearance

UNICEF ambassador and former actor Roger Moore speaks, during a press conference ahead of the Commonwealth Games 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday July 22, 2014. The opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games commences on Wednesday. (AP Photo/PA, John Giles) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The 20th Commonwealth Games get underway on Wednesday with an opening ceremony which will also serve as a fundraiser for the children’s charity UNICEF.

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