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Japan plans to scale back Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium

A guard stands by Japan's National Stadium which is dismantled for the renovation Wednesday, May 13, 2015. After a series of delays, demolition of Tokyo's National Stadium has been completed, clearing the way for the building of a new structure that will be the centerpiece of the 2020 Summer Games. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

TOKYO (AP) — Japan plans to scale back the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the government runs short of money and time, the country’s sports minister said Monday.

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Japanese figure skater Mao Asada to attempt comeback

Japanese figure skater Mao Asada speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Monday, May 18, 2015. Olympic silver medalist Asada will attempt a comeback to competitive skating after taking a year off from the sport. Speaking at a news conference Monday, Asada said she misses competition and decided by herself to attempt a comeback. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

TOKYO (AP) — Mao Asada is back into serious practice in a bid to return to figure skating at the elite level after taking a year off competition.

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Kerry slams North Korea, vows security for South

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert walk to a car upon his arrival from China, at the Seoul Military Airport in Seongnam, South Korea, Sunday, May 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday accused North Korea of a litany of crimes and atrocities while reassuring South Korea of America’s “ironclad” security commitments.

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Kerry singles out North Korea for Internet abuse

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is singling out North Korea for repressing its citizens’ use of the Internet, calling open and secure cyber access a global right.

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Minjee Lee takes command at LPGA’s Kingsmill Championship

Spectators watch golfers on the 18th hole during the final round of the LPGA Tour's Kingsmill Championship golf tournament on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Williamsburg, Va. (AP Photo/Jason Hirschfeld)

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Minjee Lee played a five-hole stretch in 5 under to open a four-stroke lead Sunday when final-round play was suspended because of darkness in the LPGA Tour’s Kingsmill Championship.

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