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Dancing priests become Internet sensation

In this  Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 file photo, Father David Rider, left, and father John Gibson dance before an interview with the Associated Press at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keyes-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract. The Rev. David Rider of Hyde Park, New York and the Rev. John Gibson of Milwaukee first shot to Internet fame when they were filmed during a fund-raiser at the North American College, the elite American seminary just up the hill from the Vatican. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)

ROME (AP) — A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.

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Ban to remain on IOC member visits to bid cities

In this Wednesday, July 9, 2014 file photo, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach speaks during a press conference after an executive board meeting at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. IOC leaders gather in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux this week to put the finishing touches on a package of reforms, including changes to the bidding process and sports program and creation of an Olympic television channel. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott, File)

LONDON (AP) — The IOC pushed forward Thursday with plans to revamp the troubled Olympic bidding process by making it more of an “invitation” rather than an “application” — but upheld the ban on member visits to candidate cities.

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Johnson still a doubt for Lions game in London

ADDS NAME OF PLAYER - Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson smiles during a press conference at Pennyhill Park Hotel in Bagshot, England, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The Atlanta Falcons will play the Detroit Lions in an NFL football game at London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

BAGSHOT, England (AP) — Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a doubt for Detroit’s game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in London.

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Sting and his ‘The Last Ship’ star go home

In this Oct. 21, 2014 photo, Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Sting poses for a portrait with Rachel Tucker, who makes her Broadway debut in Sting's  musical "The Last Ship" at Neil Simon Theatre in New York. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — The actors in Sting’s musical “The Last Ship” have plenty of pressure these days. The show is making its Broadway debut. There are last-minute changes. And Sting is pacing in the darkness.

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Serbia protests IOC Kosovo provisional recognition

This is a Thursday, May 24, 2011 file photo of Majlinda Kelmendi, left,  as she reacts after she read the news that the ethnic Albanian Judo star has not been allowed to compete for her native Kosovo, but only for Albania in a sports hall in the Kosovo city of Pec . Kosovo could join the Olympic fold this week, while Gambia could face suspension. The status of the two countries will be discussed Friday during an International Olympic Committee executive board meeting in Montreux, Switzerland, IOC spokesman Mark Adams said Wednesday Oct 22, 2014. Kosovo, which has a majority of ethnic Albanian inhabitants, declared independence in 2008. Serbia, which considers Kosovo the cradle of its statehood and religion, has refused to accept the split.  (AP Photo / Visar Kryeziu, File)

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has officially protested the International Olympic Committee’s decision to grant provisional recognition to Kosovo.

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